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CAIRO BOOKS's Description
Organized around the National Science Education Standards and the Benchmarks
for Science Literacy, Active Experiences for Active Children: Science consists
of clear, concise, usable guides for planning meaningful learning experiences
in science for children in childcare settings, preschool programs, Head Start
and other federally funded programs, and kindergarten. Primary-grade children
should be engaged in active experiential learning as well, and each experience
is extended to the early primary grades (grades 1-3). The experiences in this
book are meaningful because they are grounded in children’s interests and
needs in their here-and-now world. have integrity in terms of content key to
science. involve children in group work, investigations, or projects based on
inquiry learning. have continuity: One experience builds on another, forming a
complete, coherent, integrated learning curriculum for young children as well
as connecting the early childhood setting to children’s homes and communities.
provide time and opportunity for children to think and reflect on their
experiences. provide the teacher with the opportunity to document and assess