Start Date

3-9-2023 2:30 PM

End Date

3-9-2023 3:30 PM

Subjects

Science education, Early childhood education, Curriculum materials, Science curriculum, Science activities

Abstract

The Science in the early years series was developed to assist preschool and Foundation to year 2 primary educators to incorporate the latest research in science learning into their programs and teaching practice. This paper focuses on the educator resources developed to support early years educators implement activities to assist children to develop science concepts and inquiry skills. The activities are underpinned by evidence-based research that revealed 4 themes in the early years’ science literature.

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Science in the Early Years Slides

Place of Publication

Melbourne, Australia

Publisher

Australian Council for Educational Research

ISBN

978-1-74286-715-1

DOI

https://doi.org/10.37517/978-1-74286-715-1-9

Geographic Subject

Australia, Australia

COinS
 
Sep 3rd, 2:30 PM Sep 3rd, 3:30 PM

Themes, resources and uptake of ACER’s Science in the Early Years suite

The Science in the early years series was developed to assist preschool and Foundation to year 2 primary educators to incorporate the latest research in science learning into their programs and teaching practice. This paper focuses on the educator resources developed to support early years educators implement activities to assist children to develop science concepts and inquiry skills. The activities are underpinned by evidence-based research that revealed 4 themes in the early years’ science literature.

 

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