Just Investigate! Science And Technology Experiences for Young Children : 9780864583703

Just Investigate! Science And Technology Experiences for Young Children

Young, Tracy & Elliott, Sue
 
Edition
 
1
ISBN
 
9780864583703
ISBN 10
 
0864583702
Published
 
28/10/2003
Published by
 
Pearson Australia
Pages
 
48
Format
 
Available on demand
 
Title type
Book
$38.99
 
 
 
Description

What is science and what is technology within an early childhood program? Is technology just about computers?

The answer to these questions can be explored with the range of practical and creative science and technology experiences provided in Just Investigate!.

Topics include physical science, chemical science and basic technology.

This book includes something for everyone, from the new or inexperienced early childhood educator to those with more experience who are looking for new ways to extend the learning environment for children.

KEY FEATURES:

  • Variety of experiences for children from infants to Year 2 (8 years old)
  • Beautiful colour photographs of each experience illustrate how to set up experiences with scientific principles, developmental appropriateness and aesthetics in mind
  • Encourages the use of recycled, reusable, household and natural materials
  • Emphasises hands-on, play-based learning opportunities

Table of contents
  • Introduction
  • Approaches to science and technology
  • The world around us - Physical science
  • Changing substances - Chemical science
  • How do things work? - Problem solving with technology
  • Tools and machines - Using technology
  • Developing a science and technology kit
  • Something to think about
  • Resources and references
Target audience
  • CHCFC8A Provide experiences which enhance children's development and learning

This text can be used to support the following CHC08 competencies:

  • CHCFC508A Foster children’s aesthetic and creative development