Monday 24 June, 2019

Building Structures with Young Children Teacher's Guide

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Building Structures with Young Children Teacher's Guide

Author(s): Ingrid Chalufour, Karen Worth (click on the author's name for more titles)

ISBN: 9781929610501

Binding: Paperback

Size: 215mm x 280mm

Published by: Redleaf Press

RRP $58.95

From playground equipment to skyscrapers, structures are everywhere. Building Structures with Young Children guides children's explorations to help deepen their understanding of the physical science present in building block structures - including concepts such as gravity, stability, and balance. Looking at science in a new way, this field-tested curriculum supports the early development of important science - inquiry skills such as questioning, investigating, discussing, and formulating ideas and theories - all aimed at helping children.

Learn to build with a variety of different materials.
Experience the ways forces such as gravity, compression, and tension affect a structure?s stability.
Build an understanding about how the characteristics of materials affect a structure?s stability
Develop scientific dispositions including curiosity, eagerness to explore, an open mind, and delight in being a builder.

"Building Structures with Young Children is a timely book because of the blending of science with applications like building and construction in the classroom. Building Structures is teacher-friendly, with hypothetical teacher questions answered in helpful ways. The answers focus on what to do and why things are done. The book is full of examples. It emphasizes teacher observation as one of the most effective ways to assess skill development in children."
—Sharon MacDonald, author of Block Play