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896692 (Softbound)
978-1928896692 (Softbound)
Age Focus: 5-8
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Bring physics into your early childhood program

If you think the words young children and physics don't belong together, think again. Based on the theories of Piaget and the work of DeVries and Sales, this book successfully makes the case for building a constructivist approach to physical science learning in the early childhood classroom. Reviews how children “construct” content knowledge and the mental ability to organize knowledge (intelligence). Ramp activities engage children deeply in reasoning about physical objects and phenomena such as force and motion, across a range of ages and developmental levels, even over several years. Ramps and Pathways provides a rationale you can use to explain and defend the educational value of children's play and exploration and shows you how to apply the 10 principles of constructivist teaching in your classroom. It includes dozens of full-color photographs of children's amazing structures.

112 pages

About Rheta DeVries

Dr. Rheta L. DeVries is emertius Professor of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Northern Iowa. Currently engaged in full-time research, she is principal investigator of a National more..

About Christina Sales

Christina has taught young children for more than 30 years. At UNI, she helped establish the Freeburg Early Childhood Program where she served as a teacher and curriculum coordinator. At Freeburg, more..