Selecting Resources for Teaching Science to Young Children


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A student brings a teacher an insect she found outside and asks what it is. Which of the following responses would best encourage inquiry-based learning?

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1. Which of the following materials would you NOT likely use in a preschool science classroom?

2. What types of resources would be best for teaching basic physical science in a pre-kindergarten classroom?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The questions asked by this quiz and worksheet will cover topics like inquiry-based learning, when and where certain teaching objects and concepts are appropriate, and pros of making older students keep journals.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

For clarification, prepare to be examined on:

  • How a teacher should react to a student's question
  • Items you would use in a preschool science classroom
  • Materials that would best suit a physical science lesson for pre-kindergarten students
  • Concepts that pre-kindergarten students may not be able to grasp
  • Advantages of making older students keep regular lab notebooks

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about rudimentary science in a different light
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding pre-kindergarten-specific teaching methods
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about ways in which different age-groups should be taught

Additional Learning

To learn more about science teaching methods study the lesson called Selecting Resources for Teaching Science to Young Children. This lesson will go over:

  • Learning through inquiry
  • Gathering resources
  • Necessary vocabulary and concepts
  • A child's natural aptitude for science