Free worksheet series from Brilliant Publications
On a windy day go outside with the children and watch streamers blowing. Ask the children whether they can see and feel the effects of the wind on their faces and clothes. Watch the trees and plants move in the wind.
This is just one of the activities that can be found in the series of worksheets that we are giving away, free of charge, from the popular volume “Science and Technology for the Early Years (2nd Edition)”. Other activities include:
- Creating a tiny garden from the worksheet Look down
- Creating an outdoor themed mobile and drawing or painting a picture of the sky from the worksheet Look up
- Catching the wind in a plastic bag from the worksheet Can you see the wind?
- Making a travel agency in the role-play area and making and writing postcards from the worksheet Where do you go for a holiday?
- And much much more!
Science and Technology for the Early Years (Edition 2) contains 120 science and technology activities for use in the Foundation stage, along with ideas for designing resource areas to stimulate purposeful play. The activities are clearly laid-out with the Purpose, Resources and Safety points given, as well as ‘Challenges’, which can be used to provide a focal point for each activity.
What is the simplest way of organising and undertaking regular practical science and technology at Foundation Stage?
The answer must be to have available a multiplicity of activities in which the children can participate.
For it is only through participating in science and technology, while being guided by adults, that foundation stage pupils are able to have their curiosity stimulated while their knowledge of what science and technology are about grows at the same time.
In short, the doing of science and technology has to be the basis of learning, while the guidance and direction is also always present.
It is to answer this need to find multiple activities which give foundation pupils the chance actively to participate in science and technology, that we have published a new edition of Science and Technology for the Early Years (2nd edition).
And to show you exactly how we meet this aim of practical activities suitable for children at foundation level we have made an extract from the book available, completely free, on line.
To see one complete project taken from “Science and Technology for the Early Years (2nd Edition)” please click here. You will also be able to review the whole index of 100+ activities included in the book here.
This activity is one of over 100 science and technology sessions that can be undertaken in the classroom, which are explored in detail in the book. Also provided in the book are multiple ideas for designing resource areas to stimulate purposeful play.
You can order Science and Technology for the Early Years (2nd Edition) on our website either as a PDF for £12.99 or as a hardcopy book for £18.50. There is also the option to buy the hardcopy and PDF together at a discounted price of £22.40.
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