Science for Young Children
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Author: Robert E. Rockwell, Elizabeth A. Sherwood, Robert A. Williams
Publisher: Gryphon House
Pages: 205, © 1990
Develop the natural scientist in every child with 260 hands-on science activities and ideas. Build science skills such as classification, measurement, time and space relationships, prediction, inference and numbers.
"... highly recommended for teachers and parents who wish to expand their child's world... It proves what we all once knew, Science is Fun!"
"With more than 100 experiments, there is plenty of material for several school years. For an early learning experience with science, this is the book for parents of preschoolers. But it also grows with your youngster if you take advantage of the included suggestions... and your own creative spirit!"
"This book and the original Mudpies to Magnets are my best choices for simple, one-page science activities. Although the books contain a wealth of knowledge and experiments, none of the material is overwhelming for the adult participant... each of the experiments that we have tried are fun for children and adults."
"The book offers a great introduction to many sciences for a child. The experiments can be completed without a lot of preparation and can be enjoyed on various levels by all aged children. it is appropriate for homeschoolers or anyone that enjoys homemade projects and homemade fun."
Robert Rockwell has many years of experience as a teacher and administrator at preschool, elementary, and college levels. He is in demand as a speaker and has traveled and conducted workshops throughout the United States, Europe, and Australia. He has been a frequent guest on radio and television programs advocating for young children and their caregivers. Currently, Robert is professor emeritus and former program director of the early childhood education program at Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville. He has experience as a speech pathologist, teacher of the hearing impaired, and as an administrator. He has been a research consultant for the University of Chicago and has also served as a Head Start director. Robert is a prolific writer with many published articles and books available throughout the world. He is currently the science section contributor for Children and Families, a quarterly magazine published by the National Head Start Association.
Robert Rockwell lives in Belleville, Illinois.
Elizabeth Sherwood, Ed.D., is currently Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Education in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. She is a regular contributor to the science section of Children and Families, a quarterly magazine for teachers published by the National Head Start Association. She has worked with both teachers and young children in a variety of early childhood settings, including early childhood special education, childcare, and state-funded pre-kindergarten.
Elizabeth Sherwood lives in Glen Carbon, Illinois.
Robert Williams is Professor Emeritus at Southern Illinois University. He is currently acting as lead consultant for the NSF-funded Building Base Line Objectives for Children’s Knowledge and Skills in Science (BLOCKS) program at the University of Texas. The teachers and researchers in BLOCKS are assessing what skills four-year-olds can attain before they enter kindergarten.
Dr. Bob has been conducting workshops and conference sessions related to the BLOCKS program. He has taught in elementary, high school, and junior high school in addition to being a college professor. His past work has also included federal- and state-funded projects in water education. He has traveled extensively and conducted workshops and worked with children throughout the United States, Asia, Europe, and Australia.
Robert Williams lives in Belmont, Texas on the banks of the Guadalupe River.