Everyday Activity and the Development of Scientific Thinking

@inproceedings{Crowley2001EverydayAA,
  title={Everyday Activity and the Development of Scientific Thinking},
  author={Kevin Crowley and Jodi Galco},
  year={2001}
}
Years before encountering their first formal science lessons in elementary school, children may already be practicing scientific thinking on a weekly, if not daily, basis. In one recent survey, parents reported that their kindergartners engaged, on average, in more than 300 informal science education activities per year—watching science television shows, reading science-oriented books, and visiting museums and zoos (Korpan, Bisanz, Bisanz, Boehme & Lynch, 1997). This strikes us as a lot, but it… CONTINUE READING

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