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Understanding Science  Differences Between Animate and  Inanimate Objects  Concepts of Illness and Contagion
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Creative Curriculum Objectives for  Development and Learning in  Science Discover relationships of growth and change (matter,  plants, animals) and cause and effect, based on  concrete experiences  Observe and make discoveries (using all senses) Classify by similarities and differences  Communicate observations and classifications  (describe, draw, graph date) Predict events based on observations 
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Science Process Skills  Science process skills can be taught, they are  transferable from one situation to another, are  appropriate for many science disciplines and  accurately reflect the skills used by scientists  The basic science process skills include: Observing Communicating  Inferring  Classifying  Measuring  Predicting 
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Observing Children use all their senses to gather  information about objects or events in their  environment  Most basic of all process skills 
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Communicating Can take many forms to describe an action or  event: Words  Actions  Graphic symbols 
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Inferring Inferring involves using evidence to propose  explanations for one’s observations 
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Classifying Involves putting objects in groups according to  some common characteristic or relationship 
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Measuring Includes using both standard and nonstandard measures  to describe the dimensions of objects or events. Adds precision to students’ observations,  classifications, and communication Includes identifying: Length Width  Mass  Volume  Temperature  Time 
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Predicting  Predictions are best guesses based on available  information The more information students have, the more  accurate their predictions can become 
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Understanding the Differences  Between Animate and  Inanimate Objects A quick exercise…
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How children understand the difference  between animate and inanimate objects  Classifying Researchers have discovered that even young  children are able to make sense of the world by  forming categories  Preschoolers form categories based on superficial  properties
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How children understand the difference  between animate and inanimate objects  Using physical properties allows children to  distinguish living from non-living things  For example, living things have the ability to move and 
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This note was uploaded on 11/28/2011 for the course PSYCHOLOGY 830:396 taught by Professor Hudson during the Fall '11 term at Rutgers.

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