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Building Structures with Young Children Complete Set with VHS

Building Structures with Young Children Complete Set with VHS

Authors: Ingrid Chalufour, Karen Worth, Education Development Center, Inc.
Product Code: 410501
ISBN: 978-1-929610-61-7
Format: Book and VHS Set



From playground equipment to skyscrapers, structures are everywhere. The second topic in the Young Scientist series, Building Structures with Young Children guides children's explorations to help deepen their understanding of the physical science of building block structures-including concepts such as gravity, stability, and balance.

Looking at science in a new way, this nationally field-tested curriculum supports the early development of important science-inquiry skills such as questioning, investigating, discussing, and formulating ideas and theories-all aimed at helping children learn about the science behind building structures and the forces that affect their stability.

The comprehensive trainer's guide and video make it easy to get teachers started with the Building Structures with Young Children curriculum. Six basic and eight advanced workshops guide teachers step by step through the curriculum, developing skills in inquiry-based teaching and science education. The full-color video presents eight real-life vignettes of the curriculum in action for observation, reflection, and discussion.

For teachers who want children to do serious science—not just passively experience it—this resource-rich curriculum gives you the tools you need.

"Building Structures with Young Children is a timely book because of the blending of science with applications like building and construction in the classroom. Building Structures is teacher-friendly, with hypothetical teacher questions answered in helpful ways. The answers focus on what to do and why things are done. The book is full of examples. It emphasizes teacher observation as one of the most effective ways to assess skill development in children."
—Sharon MacDonald, author of Block Play

"Building Structures with Young Children is much more than a book about building with blocks. The authors include numerous examples of extension activities, science experiences, and social interaction scenarios that make this a must-have book for anyone who takes unit block construction seriously—as we all should."
—Nancy P. Alexander, Director, Northwestern State University Child and Family Network, author of Early Childhood Workshops that Work.

"Chalufour and Worth present material in a way that helps students understand the foundational philosophy. They help students become 'double specialists' as Piaget recommended. Students learn about child development and learn about science content. They can then prepare lessons that are meaningful to children and facilitate understanding of concepts."
—Jane Harvey, M.S., Department of Child Development and Family Studies, Purdue University

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