Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Effective Teaching and Science Inquiry
by Ingrid Chalufour
Education Development Center, Inc.

How much science do early childhood teachers need to know? 

How can teachers build their science knowledge?

These pictures show teachers building their understanding of how to use forces, such as air and water pressure, to move water. At Education Development Center (EDC) Inc., we believe some science knowledge is essential for effective teaching. It is the only way teachers can set learning goals and create experiences that lead to science learning. We have been modeling the inquiry-based approach we want teachers to use with children as we teach science. Teachers are building their understanding from experiences, which is how most of us learn, while they learn the power of scientific inquiry.

Please share your ideas and experiences with us.

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