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A Head Start on Science Series


Edited by William C. Ritz and William Straits

Nurture curiosity and even joy in the youngest scientists.

Rather than teaching science facts to 3- to 7-year-olds, you can use the inquiry-based activities in the books to prompt children to make discoveries on their own. Lessons include lists of learning objectives and required materials, relevant background to help you prepare, plus at-home activities written in English and Spanish. Connections to multiple subjects—including reading, writing, math, dramatic play, and art—let you offer related learning opportunities. Extensions help you relate the science to children's everyday lives and encourage them to explore with their families. This series was designed to heighten children's sense of wonder about the natural world.

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