Drama, creative movement, puppetry, and music are engaging tools for the exploration of Physical Science, Earth Science, and Life Science, three main areas of early childhood science education. The arts actively deepen scientific comprehension in both science content and science practices. We will use arts-integrated strategies to expand a child’s knowledge of the world while developing skills that promote approaches to learning, observation skills, descriptive skills, and problem solving through exploring magnets, unique environments, what living things need to survive, and principles of engineering. Includes handout.
Goal: Educators will be able to create developmentally appropriate arts-integrated learning experiences that align with early childhood curriculum standards designed to introduce scientific discovery and foster essential habits of mind.