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A Sense of Wonder
Science in Early Childhood Education

Author(s): Jenny Aitken, Jan Hunt, Elizabeth Roy, Bess Sajfar (click on the author's name for more titles)

A Sense of Wonder explores the possibilities for experiencing science in early childhood settings, together with practical ideas to inspire early childhood educators and pre-service students.

The book outlines an early childhood science framework divided into four learning areas: biological science, physical science, earth science and environmental science. The framework also includes the science learning areas identified in the Australian Curriculum for Primary School: biological science, physical science, chemical science, and earth and space science.

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RRP $49.95

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Basics of Assessment
A Primer for Early Childhood Educators

Author(s): Deborah J Leong, Elena Bodrova, Oralie McAfee (click on the author's name for more titles)

This reader-friendly book will help increase understanding of child assessment, including its specialized and often confusing vocabulary. Focusing on children's development and learning, the authors provide an overview of basic assessment concepts. Speaking a shared language of assessment will help early childhood professionals communicate better with other teachers, specialists, administrators, and parents.

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RRP $59.95

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Big Science for Growing Minds
Constructivist Classrooms for Young Thinkers

Author(s): Jacqueline Grennon Brooks (click on the author's name for more titles)

Big Science for Growing Minds describes a groundbreaking curriculum that invites readers to rethink science education through a set of unifying concepts or “big ideas.” Using an integrated learning approach, the author shows teachers how to use readily available, low-cost items to create a safe classroom setting that fosters hands-on learning and exploration of real-life problems.

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RRP $60.95

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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)

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.

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RRP $58.95

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Curriculum: Brain Research, Math, Science
A Beginnings Workshop Book

Author(s): Bonnie Neugebauer (click on the author's name for more titles)

In this collection of articles from Exchange Magazine, the book includes: Applying Brain Research, Maths and Numbers, Science: Using the Outdoors, and Young Children and Technology

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RRP $53.95

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Discovering Nature with Young Children Teacher's Guide

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

Discovering Nature with Young Children is an inquiry-based curriculum that builds on children's natural curiosity about the living world.

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Discovering Nature with Young Children Teacher's Guide

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

Let's do real science! Discovering Nature with Young Children is an inquiry-based curriculum that builds on children's natural curiosity about the living world.

The curriculum guide helps you prepare yourself and and your classroom for a new approach to science learning. It then assists you in planning open and focused explorations, ranging from indoor terraria to outdoor animal searches and habitat discussions. You will also learn how to better observe, assess, and document the children's learning.

This curriculum is designed to help children learn:

• Essential scientific reasoning skills, such as hypothesis, inference, prediction, and estimation
• Important language and literacy skills as they communicate their findings, participate in discussions, and represent their experiences
• Crucial math skills as they count, measure, sort, categorize, and compare the many plants and animals in their surroundings

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Discovering Nature with Young Children Trainers Guide

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

Rather than focusing on learning facts without direct experience or observing random objects on a table, Discovering Nature makes science the exploration of materials and phemena. It then gives children opportunities to learn from that experience

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RRP $78.95

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Early Childhood Activities for a Greener Earth

Author(s): Patty Sally (click on the author's name for more titles)

Help children explore the environment and develop a sense of wonder, curiosity, and joy for nature. Each chapter focuses on a common and important environmental topic, such as waste reduction and recycling, air quality, weather and climate change, and energy reduction, as well as activities that provide a foundation to educate children about our world through experience and play.

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RRP $67.95

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Early Years Reflective Journal

Author(s): Claire Warden (click on the author's name for more titles)

This motivational book has inspirational quotes, photographs, and images which are interspersed with hundreds of ideas presented as possible lines of development for children under three. The high grade paper can be used for painting, sketching, mindmapping, and scrap-booking. Also ideal for continuous professional development.

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RRP $39.95

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Exploring Water with Young Children
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Author(s): Ingrid Chalufour, Karen Worth (click on the author's name for more titles)

This curriculum helps children develop basic science skills such as questioning, investigating, and discussing, as well as the forming of ideas and theories.

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RRP $58.95

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Exploring Water with Young Children Teacher's Guide

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

Water is in our oceans and rivers, and in the pipes of our houses and schools. Water—in one way or another —is part of every day.

The third component of the Young Scientist Series helps you guide children as they deepen their understanding of liquids and the properties of water. Nationally field-tested, this curriculum helps children develop basic science skills such as questioning, investigating, and discussing, as well as the forming of ideas and theories.

With this program, you will guide children as they:
• Explore concepts related to water's flow, appearance, and effect on objects
• Use a variety of water materials at the classroom water table and at the water center.
• Develop scientific dispositions, including eagerness to learn, curiosity, and interest in exploring water with a variety of materials.

The Young Scientist Series has all the tools you'll need to do serious science in the preschool classroom, including sample and reproducible charts and forms.

Age Focus: 3-6.

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Fascination of Air - Wind

Author(s): Claire Warden (click on the author's name for more titles)

This series provides an insight into the knowledge you require to facilitate learning occurring in outdoor environments, taking the natural elements as a guide.

A combination of children's voices and progression points share the approach of teaching and learning, which in 2011 received three accolades and was described as 'inspirational and sector leading'.

Simple, clear and easy to use for anyone working with children from 3 - 11 years old.

Presented in A5, with full colour photographs throughout its 50 pages.

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RRP $21.95

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Fascination of Earth - Wood Whittling

Author(s): Claire Warden (click on the author's name for more titles)

Fascination of Earth - Wood Whittling provides an insight into the knowledge you require to facilitate learning occuring in outdoor environments, taking the natural elements as a guide.

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Fascination of Fire - Charcoal

Author(s): Claire Warden (click on the author's name for more titles)

Designed to offer support to staff to raise their own knowledge and skills to empower them to use authentic experiences to deliver a broad curriculum, whilst celebrating children's voices as guides to the potential learning possibilities.  It provides information, curricular links and progression in learning with benefit risk assessments all in one place.

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