Synopses & Reviews
From playground equipment to skyscrapers, structures are everywhere. The second unit in the Young Scientist series, Building Structures with Young Children guides childrenandrsquo;s explorations to help deepen their understanding of the physical science present in building block structuresandmdash;including concepts such as gravity, stability, and balance. Looking at science in a new way, this nationally field-tested curriculum supports the early development of important science inquiry skills such as questioning, investigating, discussing, and formulating ideas and theories.
-Project funded, in part, by the National Science Foundation. -No Child Left Behind national education legislation has science standards as a requirement, so teachers of young children will be interested. -Correlates to NSTA Standards for PreK-4 and Head Start Performance Outcomes.
Discover the science behind exploring, designing, and building block structures with young children.
About the Author
Ingrid Chalufour has designed and conducted training programs for staff in child care, Head Start, public schools, and social service agencies for more than 35 years. Karen Worth is a graduate-level instructor in the early childhood education department at Wheelock College.