Why is there air? Introducing Science to Early Learners overview

Case studies and presentations
Professional development


Thursday 23 February




Sean Elliott


Gain an understanding of methods of introducing science employed by Rough Science in Early Learning Centres. This overview session will introduce the fundamental structure of regular science sessions that seeks to 4 to 5 year olds engaged as well as being exposed to basic science concepts such as making observations and answering questions.

This work contributes to Seeing Science Differently by examining methods to teach science in a meaningful way to pre-school aged students. Teaching the notion that “Science is a way to answer questions” to students aged 4 and 5 years old is a novel approach to laying the groundwork for good science engagement as students get older. It begins the habit of identifying science concepts in the world around them.

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The accompanying online workshop: Why is there air? Introducing Science to Early Learners workshop