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Discovering Nature Complete Set with DVD

Discovering Nature Complete Set with DVD

Authors: Karen Worth, Education Development Center, Inc., Ingrid Chalufour
Product Code: 415201
ISBN: 978-1-933653-18-1
Format: Book and DVD set

You can introduce children to the wonders of science with Discovering Nature With Young Children, a nationally field-tested curriculum funded partly by the National Science Foundation. Rather than focusing on learning facts without direct experience or observing random objects on a table, Discovering Nature makes science the exploration of materials and phenomena. It then gives children opportunities to learn from that experience.

The comprehensive trainer's guide and DVD give you an in-depth look—and visual tour—of the complete Discovering Nature with Young Children curriculum. The guide goes step by step through discussion plans, sample charts and forms, and extensive resource suggestions. The DVD includes eight real-life vignettes of the curriculum in use in the classroom.

The curriculum guide helps teachers prepare themselves and their classroom for a new approach to science learning. It guides teachers as they plan open and focused explorations, ranging from indoor terraria to outdoor animal searches and habitat discussions. Later, it helps teachers observe, assess, and document children's learning.

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Review by: Elizabeth Jones - March 24, 2006
As a passionate explorer of nature with young children, I welcome this thoughtfully designed guide to support teachers in their own discoveries with children. It clarifies the myriad details of planning and discussion and documentation that can enable young children and their teachers to re-create, in developmentally appropriate ways, what scientists really do.
Review by: Tina Heily - March 24, 2006
Teachers walked away from the workshops feeling confident that they could implement the curriculum, and they left excited, too. Science was always weak in our program. In fact, it rarely occurred. But now you can see science everywhere.
Review by: Minoo V. - March 24, 2006
The teachers really enjoyed the workshops. Looking at science like this is new for them and I feel that their excitement transferred to the classroom which, in turn, made the children more interested and excitedóboth boys and girls.
Review by: Elaine Woo - March 24, 2006
I found it really easy to follow. Everything was very clear. Anybody could use it. The teachers didn't lose interest. They really like the hands-on parts, and they were very engaged in the reflective discussions.
Review by: Julie Cross-Steele - March 24, 2006
I see evidence of teachers applying what they learned during the workshops. Teachers are writing down children's observations. The children dictate, I noticed wonder.
Review by: Cindy Addis - March 24, 2006
These materials were very,very helpful. As the instructor, I knew just what to do.
Review by: Mindy Barbakoff - March 24, 2006
When I read through the workshops, they looked so good, I decided we needed to do them all!


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