Developmentally Appropriate Practices for Elementary Science


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How would you BEST describe developmentally appropriate practices?

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1. All of the following are principles of developmentally appropriate practices, EXCEPT:

2. If you are planning on teaching your young students about the scientific method, which of the following strategies are most developmentally appropriate?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What are the most developmentally appropriate strategies to use when teaching young students about the Scientific Method? This quiz/worksheet is a quick way to gauge your ability to answer this question and others about developmentally appropriate science instruction.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be tested on the following:

  • Describing developmentally appropriate practices
  • Principles of these practices
  • Using these practices to teach young students about the Scientific Method
  • Strategies for teaching science content
  • Areas to develop when using developmentally appropriate practices to teach the whole child

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about principles of developmentally appropriate practices and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained about strategies for teaching science
  • Making connections - use what you've learned to make connections between teaching the whole child and developmentally appropriate practices

Additional Learning

Keep learning about this topic with the lesson titled Developmentally Appropriate Practices for Elementary Science. Below are examples of what the lesson covers:

  • How young children learn best
  • Overview of key principles in developmentally appropriate practices
  • How a teacher can use discussion and modeling
  • Ensuring experiments are developmentally appropriate