Emergent Science is essential reading for anyone involved in supporting scientific learning and development with young children aged between birth and 8. Drawing on theory, the book helps to develop the essential skills needed to understand and support science in this age range.
The book is organised into three parts: development, contexts and pedagogy, exploring the underpinning theory alongside practical ideas to help trainees, teachers and childcare practitioners to create high-quality science experiences for the children they teach.
The text includes guidance on developing professional, study and research skills to graduate and postgraduate level, as well as all the information needed to develop scientific skills, attitudes, understanding and language through concrete, social experiences for young children.
Part 1 Development
Chapter 1: The Development of Emergent Skills
Chapter 2: The Development of Emergent Thinking
Chapter 3: The Development of Emergent Attitudes
Part 2 Contexts
Chapter 4: Learning Science At Home
Chapter 5: Learning Science in The Curriculum
Chapter 6: Transitions Between Stages of Development
Part 3 Pedagogy
Chapter 7: Scientific Play
Chapter 8: Scientific Explorations and Discovery
Chapter 9: Scientific Investigations