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Developing Early Science Skills Outdoors

Activity ideas and best practice for teaching and learning outside

It is through active social early years experiences that children eventually become capable of logical, creative and critical thought. The outdoor environment facilitates active and physical exploration of the world, where children learn and use language to make sense of what they encounter. They do this in an unrestricted space that allows for vocal discussion and argument, which extends their knowledge and helps them to form new thinking and ideas.

Developing Early Science Skills Outdoors is full of activity ideas and best practice for teaching and learning outside.

Ages: 1-5 | Pages: 80 | Code: 0993 | ISBN: 9781776553402

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Marianne Sargent

Marianne Sargent is an early education specialist and writer. She holds an MA in early years education, is a qualified teacher with experience teaching at this level, and has worked as a lecturer in primary and early years education.

Contents

Introduction4
Observing8
Exploring12
Comparing, sorting and classifying16
Gathering information20
Questioning24
Investigating28
Following instructions32
Measuring36
Hypothesising40
Predicting44
Coming up with ideas48
Problem solving52
Recording56
Interpreting60
Reflecting and evaluating64
Presenting68
Using technology72
Planning and organising outdoor science76
Collecting evidence of children’s learning78
Further reading80
References80