ACER’s Science in the early years series was developed to help preschool and Foundation to Year 2 educators incorporate the latest research into science learning and development into their teaching. The series includes four activities that educators can complete to develop young children’s science inquiry skills and monitor their science learning.

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Submissions from 2020

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Science in the early years: Concept cartoons as monitoring tools. Educator resource, Australian Council for Educational Research

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Science in the early years: Exploring mixtures. Educator resource, Australian Council for Educational Research

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Science in the early years: Floating and sinking. Educator resource, Australian Council for Educational Research

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Science in the early years: Light and shadows. Educator resource, Australian Council for Educational Research

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Science in the early years: Monitoring science understandings: Checklists for AC Foundation – Year 2, Australian Council for Educational Research

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Science in the early years: Monitoring science understandings. Checklists for EYLF outcomes, Australian Council for Educational Research

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Science in the early years: Plant treasure hunt. Educator resource, Australian Council for Educational Research

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Science in the early years. Paper 2: Science inquiry skills, Gayl O'Connor and Christine Rosicka

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Science in the early years. Paper 4: Educator facilitation, Gayl O'Connor and Christine Rosicka

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Science in the early years. Paper 1: Early years science and integration, Christine Rosicka and Gayl O'Connor

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Science in the early years. Paper 3: Monitoring children's learning, Christine Rosicka and Gayl O'Connor