Episode 108 – Science in Early Childhood Education
We invite Karen Worth to the show to discuss NSTA’s recent adoption of a position statement in Early Childhood Science Education. In addition to helping write the position statement, Worth serves as faculty member at Wheelock College where she teaches courses in elementary education and science education to pre-service and in-service teachers. Listen to the show to learn about the what the position statement says about young children and science learning, and why this is a unique and progressive statement.
- NSTA Position Statements
- NSTA’s Science and Children
- Faculty Member Karen Worth, Wheelock College
- Early Childhood Science Interest Forum
- Peep and the Big Wide World (WGBH series)
Publications from Karen Worth:
Chalufour, I., Worth, K., Moriarty, R., Winokur, J., & Grollman, S. (2003). The Young Scientist Series: Discovering nature with young children, Building Structures with Young Children, and Expoloring Water with Young Children. (Teacher’s Guides and Trainer’s Guides and Videos) . St. Paul, MN: Redleaf Press.
Worth, K., & Grollman, S.. (2003). Worms, shadows, and whirlpools ; Science in the early childhood classroom. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, and Washington, DC: NAEYC.
Worth, Karen. (2013). Chapter 11, Science in the early childhood classroom in Gilford, Sidney, ed. (2013). Learning from Head Start: A teacher’s guide to school readiness. Latham, Maryland: Rowen and Littlefield Education.
NSTA Position Statement Panel – Early Childhood Science Education
- Susan Catapano, Chair
- Peggy Carlisle (NSTA Board)
- Christine Chaille
- Ingrid Chalufour
- Linda Froschauer
- Rochel Gelman
- Julie McGough
- William C. Ritz
- Jennifer S. Thompson (NSTA Council)
- Karen Worth