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Research in Early Childhood Science Education

  • Kathy Cabe Trundle
  • Mesut Saçkes

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Helen Patrick, Panayota Mantzicopoulos
    Pages 7-34
  3. Valarie L. Akerson, Ingrid Weiland, Khadija E. Fouad
    Pages 99-123
  4. Jamie Jirout, Corinne Zimmerman
    Pages 143-165
  5. Berrin Akman, Sinem Güçhan Özgül
    Pages 237-258
  6. Ala Samarapungavan, Deborah Tippins, Lynn Bryan
    Pages 259-277
  7. Deborah J. Tippins, Stacey Neuharth-Pritchett, Debra Mitchell
    Pages 279-297
  8. Sheila R. Alber-Morgan, Mary R. Sawyer, Heather Lynnine Miller
    Pages 299-324
  9. Leslie C. Moore, Mandy McCormick Smith
    Pages 325-351
  10. Daryl B. Greenfield
    Pages 353-380
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 381-390

About this book

Introduction

This book emphasizes the significance of teaching science in early childhood classrooms, reviews the research on what young children are likely to know about science, and provides key points on effectively teaching science to young children. Science education, an integral part of national and state standards for early childhood classrooms, encompasses not only content-based instruction but also process skills, creativity, experimentation, and problem-solving. By introducing science in developmentally appropriate ways, we can support young children’s sensory explorations of their world and provide them with foundational knowledge and skills for lifelong science learning, as well as an appreciation of nature. This book emphasizes the significance of teaching science in early childhood classrooms, reviews the research on what young children are likely to know about science, and provides key points on effectively teaching young children science. Common research methods used in the reviewed studies are identified, methodological concerns are discussed, and methodological and theoretical advances are suggested.

Keywords

early childhood classrooms early childhood education elementary education learning science nature of science science concepts science education science education research science literacy teaching science young children learning science

Editors and affiliations

  • Kathy Cabe Trundle
    • 1
  • Mesut Saçkes
    • 2
  1. 1.North Carolina State UniversityRaleighUSA
  2. 2.Necatibey School of EducationBalikesir UniversityBalikesirTurkey

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