Thursday, June 4, 2015
Science in the Classroom
At its core, science is all about exploration, experimentation, and observation. These are the things that lead to the most important product of science: discovery. This is true regardless of a person's level of scientific engagement, whether he or she is a preschooler playing at the water table or an astrophysicist studying the composition of a distant nebulae. Scientific knowledge and skills are important and some are appropriate and necessary to introduce in the early childhood environment. However, an early childhood professional's first and most important goal regarding science education is to encourage exploration, experimentation, and observation. Keep those three words in mind as you plan and assess science-based activities. For more information on science in the classroom, read CCEI's June Newsletter!