Does a Woodpecker use a Hammer? By Harriet Ziefert is part of a series of books written by this author

Science concepts are the cornerstone of every great early childhood classroom curriculum. For this assignment you will choose one of the sciences listed below.

Physical, Life, Earth and Space, Environmental or
Health and Nutrition.

Then you will select a topic of study, it can be the topic you will be using for your final project if you prefer.
As a teacher you will need to plan experiences for your students on a weekly basis.
It will need to relate to your topics of study you will be planning.
You most certainly will need to increase your own knowledge of the topic so that experiences can be planned accordingly and with great impact for your students.
You will also need to locate appropriate web sites for the students to use to increase their knowledge. Finding great books to aid in this process is also a necessity.
These will be in your classroom so that the students will be able to have information with which to form questions.
You need to have information to develop and expand the childrens knowledge base as well as your own.

Submit a paper containing the following items:

An explanation of and specific reasons why it is important for young children to be exposed to science you chose.
Research web sites that a teacher would need to have for their background knowledge of your chosen topic.
Share 1 of them with the class, describing the key points the site addresses.
Research web sites that the children could be connected to during class time. Share 1 with the class, explaining the concepts that you will highlight.
List 1 book, fiction or non-fiction, that you will have available for the topic study, explaining why you chose it.

This is an Example:

Life Science: This section of Science is present in a childs daily life. It can give children examples of patterning, cause and effect, changes and growth among many other science and math concepts with repeated observations in the childs purview.
This repeated exposure of the concepts can help the children make comparisons of what animals do in their daily experiences to what humans do.
Living things are a source of endless fascination for young children.
When children observe and talk about a variety of living things, they learn about basic needs, ways of moving, life cycles, habitats, growth patterns and the interdependence of living things.
Anderson, Sally (2012) Math and Science Investigations (pg. 24).

Research web sites that teacher would need to have for their background knowledge of your chosen topic. Share 1 of them with the class, describing the key points the site addresses.

An example:
https://student.societyforscience.org/
This web site gives both teachers and students a plethora of information about a variety of science topics. You can register to receive regular emails of the latest headlines. They list Power Words in the Eureka! Lab has a drop down window in Blogs and Resources, a great way to increase your students comprehension of the topic and engage them in inquiry. There are blogs to enjoy, national news to report, experiments, and larger groups to join such as Society for Science. You can search the site for topics in the search bar.

Research web sites that the children could be connected to during class time. Share 1 with the class, explaining the concepts that you will highlight

vvAn example:

Facthound.com
This web site has non-fiction information on a host of topics. You can search titles or use an ID number provided in select titles. 0736863397 Hibernation will connect you with matching web sites and other books in the series. If you go on the CapstoneKids.com link there are many other resources like quizzes, games and other experiences to bring students increased background knowledge. When selecting Animal Survival and Adaptation Videos from the Animal Homes link, I will show them the videos that show how several animals adapt to their environment to keep them alive. A good introduction to how animals in the wild use camouflage, forming groups, sense of smells etc. to adapt and develop the strategies to exist.

List 1 book, fiction or non-fiction, that you will have available for the topic study, explaining why you chose it.

An example:

Does a Woodpecker use a Hammer? By Harriet Ziefert is part of a series of books written by this author. It uses examples of various animals and how they use items and their bodies as tools. One page shows a gorilla using a rock to smash open pine nuts. The back page gives the readers some questions to think about regarding how everyone uses tools. This is an important fact to talk about when animals get ready to hibernate and eat. Another book, Tooling Around by Ellen Jackson showcases how animals are crafty in the way they use tools to better their living. This is an innovative way to bring in technology and engineering into the classroom in a viable way.