Ch 21: Science Education Strategies for Early Childhood

About This Chapter

Utilize the lessons in this chapter as a resource to review strategies and techniques for teaching science to young children. You'll find fun, interactive learning opportunities in this chapter.

Science Education Strategies for Early Childhood - Chapter Summary

Introducing young students to the world of science can be an extremely rewarding experience. To ensure that you're introducing the material in an effective way, it's great to have proven strategies you can implement in your classroom. The lessons in this chapter will help you review important aspects of science education and techniques for teaching the information to young students. By the end of this chapter, you'll have explored:

  • How to select resources for teaching science to young students
  • Tools for teaching science concepts and vocabulary
  • Teaching science through science projects
  • Personal lab safety and lab safety rules for children
  • The connection between physical, life, earth and space sciences
  • How society has changed because of science
  • The relationship between science and technology
  • Ways to integrate science learning experiences into other learning areas

Our instructors are subject-matter experts, and have formulated these lessons to help you easily comprehend and retain the information. To keep the learning experience enjoyable, you'll find engaging video lessons included in the chapter. The video lessons include a transcript for additional text-based learning. After each lesson, take a self-assessment quiz to test your knowledge of strategies for teaching science. If you have questions about a particular topic, the instructors are accessible to assist you through the lesson. When you're ready to see how well you've absorbed the information, take a cumulative chapter exam.

9 Lessons in Chapter 21: Science Education Strategies for Early Childhood
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Selecting Resources for Teaching Science to Young Children

1. Selecting Resources for Teaching Science to Young Children

Teaching children science is a fun yet challenging task that requires many different types of resources. Here we will describe how to select good resources and plan science lessons for young children. At the end, you can test your knowledge with a quiz.

Science Vocabulary & Concepts: Study Skills & Word Parts

2. Science Vocabulary & Concepts: Study Skills & Word Parts

Learning science presents a unique set of challenges for students. In this lesson, learn the tricks of the trade as we discuss scientific vocabulary and other science study skills.

Project Based Learning for Science

3. 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.

Personal Safety Equipment for the Science Lab

4. Personal Safety Equipment for the Science Lab

Science labs are great places to explore and learn. But they're only as safe as the people who use them, so in this lesson, we'll discuss some of the ways that you can protect yourself and prevent personal harm in the event of a lab accident.

Lab Safety Rules Lesson for Kids

5. Lab Safety Rules Lesson for Kids

In this lesson, you will learn how to stay safe when you are doing science lab experiments. Safety is very important when doing an experiment, because not being safe can be dangerous to you and your classmates.

Physical, Life, Earth & Space Sciences: Relationship, Connections & Applications

6. Physical, Life, Earth & Space Sciences: Relationship, Connections & Applications

Science can help us solve large problems and answer many questions when used properly. Branches of physical, life, space, and Earth sciences can all be used together to estimate the approximate age and complex history of the Earth.

How Science & Technology Are Related

7. How Science & Technology Are Related

What are science and technology, and how are they related? Learn about how science leads to technology, and technology leads to science. Discover some examples from history.

How Science Has Changed Society

8. How Science Has Changed Society

Without science, our modern world just wouldn't be the same. The way we travel, shop, learn, socialize, eat, work, and play is possible because of scientific influences and innovations. Take a look around, and you'll see science pretty much everywhere!

Integrating Science Learning Experiences Into a Curriculum

9. Integrating Science Learning Experiences Into a Curriculum

In this lesson, we will learn some ways that teachers can expose students to science concepts through cross-curricular instruction. Specifically, we will explore ideas for integrating science with English Language Arts, Math, and Art.

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