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September 1, 2018

Growing in STEM. The Design Process: Engineering Practices in Preschool

In this article, we explain why engineering practices are an important part of early STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) learning and share examples of exploring engineering practices.

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Authored by: Jolyn Blank, Stefanie Lynch
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August 10, 2018

Inspire Children to Think and Act Like Scientists

Thinking and acting like scientists not only supports deep understanding of important real-world phenomena, it also helps children develop a self-concept as a capable learner. Here are some ways to inspire children to think and act like scientists.

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Authored by: Jeanne R. Paratore, Lisa M. O’Brien
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July 20, 2018

Promoting Children’s Science Learning One Step at a Time

Here are five ideas that will help early childhood educators support science learning in the classroom and communicate with families about how to support children’s science learning at home.

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Authored by: Alexandra Adair, Cindy Hoisington
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February 26, 2018

Bathtime Science

When I think about it, during the course of my son’s bath last night we touched on physics, marine biology, anatomy and acoustics, and he was squeaky clean by the end of it! 

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Authored by: Sarah Erdman
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Tips for Gardening with Children

The most exciting part? When children get to eat their long-awaited garden treats. What could possibly be more tempting on a hot day than fresh watermelon from the garden? The proud smiles say it all.
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