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Science in the Kindergarten Classroom

In Kindergarten, science is hands-on, child driven and authentic.  Curiosity fuels science investigations.  It is a natural way for children to make sense of their world.  “Children acquire scientific knowledge by ‘construction’ not by instruction.”...

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Bansho Problem Solving

The children have been using the Bansho method to solve problems. Bansho is a form of problem solving that promotes the discussion and discovery of relationships in mathematics. It is completed in pairs,...

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Creative Thinking

Take two wooden dowels, two clamps and a sheet of paper.  Put them together and a shadow screen is produced.  These simple materials greeted the children last week.  As a curious teacher I had placed...

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The Tinkering Lab

The Tinkering Lab at our school is a place that nurtures the development of creative and scientific thinking.  A place for our children to explore, test, ask questions and think in new ways.  It...

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