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Eyes Wide Open

Integrated, holistic and flexible science ideas and activities for young children

Eyes Wide Open is a book of ideas organised into four themed modules to assist early childhood and early primary school educators teach science in an integrated and holistic manner. "Superheroes", "There's a zoo in my classroom", "Do you see what I see? Windows to weather" and "Reinventing fairy tales" assist children in better understanding their world while also supporting and encouraging their natural curiosity.

Ages: 3-6 | Pages: 100 | Code: TS0315 | ISBN: 9781925145465

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Christine Howitt

Christine Howitt is an Associate Professor in early childhood science education in the Graduate School of Education at The University of Western Australia. Her research interests relate to enhancing the science identity of young children and learning science in informal contexts. Christine has published a range of books to make science more accessible to young children and their educators and parents, including Science is Everywhere, Planting the Seeds of Science and Colour Ideas for Kindergarten Children.
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Katie Weppner

Katie Weppner is an early childhood teacher with over 10 years' experience. She believes in developing children's self-confidence and independence by the creation of a rich learning environment where students feel safe and are provided with opportunities to explore and discover how they fit in the world about them.
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Natalie Birrell

Natalie Birrell is an early childhood teacher with 28 years' experience. She is passionate about teaching science in the early years and strives to make science accessible to all children in fun and engaging ways. Natalie supports rich, integrated science programmes with a focus on play-based learning and literacy practices that encourage children to enhance their wonder and natural curiosity about science concepts and the world around them.


A book of good ideas5
Philosophy behind the book5
Structure of each module6
Ideas and activities8
Magnetism learning centre23
Background information24
Superhero ideas for curriculum integration26
There’s a zoo in my classroom!29
Ideas and activities30
Books and YouTube clips46
Small world habitats learning centre47
Background information48
Zoo ideas for curriculum integration50
Example letter from zoo52
Do you see what I see? Windows to weather53
Ideas and activities54
Books and webcams70
Weather learning centre71
Background information72
Weather ideas for curriculum integration74
Example letter to parents and carers76
Reinventing fairy tales77
Ideas and activities78
Books and websites94
Tinkering learning centre95
Background information96
Fairy tale ideas for curriculum integration98