Ch 22: Early Childhood Science Instruction

About This Chapter

Boost your understanding of early childhood science instruction with this helpful online chapter. These engaging lessons and mini-quizzes are great options for anyone who needs to prepare for a teacher exam, catch up in a class or strengthen their instructional skills.

Early Childhood Science Instruction - Chapter Summary

The lessons in this chapter offer you a quick way to review the basics of early childhood science instruction. Using a simplified and engaging teaching style, our instructors will show you elementary teaching strategies in science, inquiry-based and project-based learning, scientific tools and more. By the end of the chapter, you should be equipped to:

  • Recognize developmentally appropriate educational practice for elementary-level science instruction
  • Understand how scientific skills are developed during early childhood
  • Evaluate the uses of several kid-friendly scientific tools
  • Apply elementary science teaching strategies
  • Create an inquiry-based science environment in the classroom
  • Define the concept of project-based science learning

You can reinforce your understanding of these topics by taking the accompanying self-assessment quizzes. Complete the chapter at your own pace, and if you have any questions, simply reach out to our instructors online. The chapter is available 24/7 and accessible on any Internet-connected device.

6 Lessons in Chapter 22: Early Childhood Science Instruction
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Developmentally Appropriate Practices for Elementary Science

1. Developmentally Appropriate Practices for Elementary Science

Looking to become an elementary teacher in Florida? Check out this lesson on developmentally appropriate practices for teaching science as you prepare for your teacher certification.

Scientific Skill Development in Early Childhood

2. Scientific Skill Development in Early Childhood

In this lesson, we will find out more about how teachers can build on the inherent curiosity of young children to create meaningful scientific instruction.

Simple Scientific Tools & Uses for Kids

3. Simple Scientific Tools & Uses for Kids

Discover the many scientific tools that kids can use to investigate the world around them and exercise their curiosity. Learn about a few examples of how to use these tools. See how much you can remember with a quiz.

Teaching Strategies for Elementary Science

4. Teaching Strategies for Elementary Science

In this lesson, we discuss various strategies for teaching science in elementary school, including the concept of cooperative learning and the importance of the STEM program.

Providing an Inquiry-Based Science Environment

5. Providing an Inquiry-Based Science Environment

What is an inquiry-based science environment? Learn why it is valuable, how such an environment can be provided, and some of the challenges, especially for English language learners and students with exceptionalities, in this lesson.

Project Based Learning for Science

6. Project Based Learning for Science

Project-based learning can be a useful tool for teaching science. This lesson will provide some examples and strategies for incorporating this method of teaching into your science classroom.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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