Rhymes can help children to develop enquiring minds and encourage them to observe and to question what they see. By posing such problems as, ‘Can you make a Humpty Dumpty who can’t fall down?’ ‘Can you help Mary grow a garden from the tops of vegetables?’ or ‘Can you make a mouse run up a clock using a magnet?’ it is possible to provide a broadly-based programme of learning experiences in science.
Whether the teacher gives copies of the activity sheets directly to the class or uses the sheets as a basis for setting up investigations, they will be able to involve young children in a variety of practical work relating to the different areas of the science curriculum. This work will give children first hand experiences from which they can gain scientific knowledge and understanding and develop scientific skills. It will also serve a wider purpose in helping children to develop social skills, take responsibility for their own actions, check their own observations and draw their own conclusions.
Format: Spiral Bound
210 x 297mm