February 2, 2013

What Science Looks Like at Our House

Learning science in the garden
This is a revisit of this post from August 2009.

Some day-to-day events …
What sort of scientific skills are developing here?
  • observing and describing,
  • collecting information,
  • learning scientific terminology,
  • sorting and classifying,
  • questioning,
  • and imagining solutions
This is not the same as being able to conduct a rigorous scientific experiment to test a theory, but these types of activities are the first foundation of scientific knowledge and without the young child’s curiosity and questioning no-one would ever become a scientist.

What sort of science do your children do at home?

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