ARLINGTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A newly expanded resource from NSTA Press helps teachers build on children’s innate curiosity through 89 activities in life, Earth, and physical science. Rather than focusing on science facts, teachers can encourage 3- to 7-year-olds to make discoveries of their own with A Head Start on Science, Second Edition: Encouraging a Sense of Wonder.
Like the popular first edition, this book is a treasure trove of ways for children in preK through grade 2 to explore the natural world through lively opportunities for science learning. Activities range from making magnetic mazes to creating sand sculptures to building bird nests. The activities are suitable for use in preschools, elementary schools, informal science settings, and home schools.
The book’s introduction serves as a short course in what to consider when teaching science to young children. Each lesson comes with a follow-up activity, connections to centers and children’s literature, and assessment guides. Family pages written in English and Spanish let the fun—and the learning—continue at home. Each activity also supports both the 2015 Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework and the Next Generation Science Standards.
For additional information or to purchase a copy of A Head Start on Science, Second Edition: Encouraging a Sense of Wonder and other books from NSTA Press, visit the NSTA Science Store. To order by phone, call 800-277-5300 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET weekdays. The 324-page book is priced at $45.54 and discount-priced for NSTA members at $36.43. (Stock # PB208E2; ISBN #978-1-68140-639-8)
The Arlington, VA-based National Science Teachers Association is the largest professional organization in the world promoting excellence in science teaching and learning, preschool through college. NSTA’s membership includes approximately 55,000 science teachers, science supervisors, administrators, scientists, business representatives, and others involved in science education.
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