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Science Activities and Explorations
The wonderful thing about inquiry science education in early childhood is that this approach can be woven into any curriculum that your classroom is already adopting. Incorporating elements of inquiry learning can add a rich dimension to the dynamic of your classroom while ensuring that high-quality, developmentally appropriate science education becomes part of the fabric of your students’ view of their world.
Inquiry science with young learners is an excellent topic to explore through different interdisciplinary angles, including math, reading, and even art. Reading and math may seem the most obvious subjects to highlight when exploring science concepts, but there are ways to integrate art into science learning that are just as valuable.
Inquiry science is a self-driven exploration of the world around young children. Art offers creative expression of their experiences. Art can be used in three distinct ways in the classroom to enhance science learning:
Talking about seasons with young children is a great way to engage students in the world around them. You probably talk with your students about the seasons throughout the school year. But do you know what causes the seasons? The changes between fall, winter, spring and summer can be explained by a relatively small phenomenon that has a large impact on our Earth.
We all know that the Earth is round — but did you know that the Earth does not "sit-up" perfectly straight? It is actually tilted slightly — 23.5 degrees, to be exact. This is a small tilt, but makes a big difference!