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Methods and Strategies: Teaching About Animals

Science and Children – September 2007

When asking about animals, it is hard to find a person who doesn’t recall a beloved pet or share that they’ve always loved dolphins, snakes, or ladybugs. A study of animals in an early childhood classroom, then, would seem an easy entry into science explorations with children. The article includes reflections on teaching to address the gaps between adults’ and children’s conceptions.
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