Teaching Science Concepts Through Early Childhood Children’s Literature, A Teacher Training Workshop

By on June 3, 2011 in Teacher Training Workshops

On a recent Saturday in May seventy early childhood teachers attended a six hour hands on science teacher training workshop I conducted. The workshop was sponsored by the Brevard Early Learning Coalition. Teachers were introduced to approximately 80 children’s literature titles that can be incorporated into the early childhood classroom to teach literacy, science, math, art, social studies, cultural concepts, as well as gross-motor skills. It was a great group of teachers. Very eager to actively explore numerous concepts through hands-on investigations. It was a great group of teachers, very motivated and eager to expand upon their existing content knowledge as they conducted a wide-array of hands-on-minds-on explorations. Throughout the workshop teachers were encouraged to share their successful approaches to integrating science within their own classrooms. The following 116 photos give a brief glimpse of the many explorations the early childhood teachers conducted during the day-long workshop. Teachers explored the following concepts:

How to incorporate children’s literature into the science classroom;

Exploring shapes and patterns in nature and man-made objects;

Building structures with various materials;

Animal camouflage;

Living creatures; and

Botanical concepts.

A few of the children’s literature¬†books used during the workshop follows. The books can be purchased through Amazon via this site.