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409301 (Softbound)
978-192961050-1 (Softbound)
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From playground equipment to skyscrapers, structures have a major role in our lives. The second topic in the Young Scientist series, Building Structures with Young Childrenpresents to teachers explorations that deepen children's understanding 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 to build with a variety of materials.
  • Experience how forces such as gravity, compression, and tension affect a structure’s stability.
  • Understand how the characteristics of materials affect a structure’s stability.
  • Develop scientific dispositions including curiosity, eagerness to explore, an open mind, and delight in being a builder.

For teachers who want children to do serious science—not just passively experience it— this resource-rich curriculum gives you all the tools you need. Subject areas in this curriculum correlate to the Head Start Child Outcomes Framework.

168 pages

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