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November 30, 2010

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Gabriela Vallejo

This is very interesting and great! I have always thought that it is amazing how young kids are able to learn so much, so fast. I think it is a great idea to introduce children to how science works at a young age. Maybe the United States is not so good in the Science area because we wait so long to introduce the Scientific Method to children. We are under estimating their ability. They can handle it and they might even like it!

Carrie Sims

Wow! How magnificent! I don’t think it is ever too early to introduce children to science methods. Also, I believe you hit the nail on the head when you used the term “curious” to describe the nature of these young children. It is their curiosity that allows them to soak up knowledge that others may not be willing to entertain. Furthermore, the mere fact that the science concepts were being taught from a tactical perspective was probably really appealing to these young learners. Moreover, we must remember that it is between the ages of 5 and 7 that children’s thought processes undergo significant changes. Nonetheless, not all children undergo this process at the same ago; yet, these children were perfect examples of this notion.

Brandy Murphy

I think as teachers one of our main concerns is whether students are ready for things such as this. I believe that students are ready to explore science when you begin to prepare them for it. It doesn't matter what grade level as long as you teach the material effectively and make it fun the students will have a memorable learning experience. I think this is a great thing you did. Many teachers who are in the schools already are afraid to take these risks and expose young students to science. The more students get to work with science the more their love for it will grow. This article will help many teachers in the future understand that the grade level isn't the factor and if the teacher is willing to work with students anything is possible!

Carol Heafner

I taught preschool for eight years before returning to college. I loved watching how much these 3 and 4 year old kids would absorb. They were like spounges. We would have Dobler Dan (a scientist) come and teach the children differnt lesson about science. It was great and the kids loved it. The amazing thing was that the kids would remember the information.

Alina Moreno

That sounds like a very interesting project.We as adults often underestimate children. Children are like sponges, they absorb new material with almost no diffulty. As future teachers, we have to take advantage of this and challenge our students to give their best.

Flor Magana

I feel exactly the same way, since I did this project along with you! To be honest, I also thought it was going to be extremely challenging, but I actually feel really proud of what we learned and accomplished. The kids really learned and enjoyed the experience!

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