Children love learning about animals and, by adulthood, must of us have a basic knowledge of many. Unless there is a specific reason for us knowing or finding out more, the knowledge can remain just that – basic, sometimes even with misconceptions. For example:
Remaining curious and continuing to seek information is a characteristic of a life-long learner. One of the purposes of school is to encourage life-long learning.
In the early childhood science curriculum, children begin to learn formally about living things, their needs, and their life stages. This knowledge helps to develop an understanding of, and appreciation for, all living things. As well as providing children with the science concepts included in the curriculum, it is important to stimulate their curiosity by encouraging them to ask questions and explore additional information; for example,
This week I have uploaded a new free interactive digital resource to assist children in their first three years of school learn about living things by learning about sea turtles. With interactive features and fun facts, the resource is also suited to multi-age classrooms. It would be of interest to any curious child with a thirst for knowledge.
Let’s find out about Sea Turtles encourages children to discuss what they already know, or think they know, and to ask questions. It provides them with information that may stimulate further interest. A list of resources suggests places to continue exploring.
The resource introduces:
– living things
– the needs of living things
– features of living things
– life stages of living things
As well as teaching these early childhood science concepts, the resource can also be used to teach features of non-fiction texts such as menu (contents), headings, paragraphs, and glossary.
This interactive digital resource is free to use. Simply register and log in to access the resource online.
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Freshwater turtles appear in the Bullfrog’s Billabong suite of resources supporting literacy and mathematics learning.
Start with the digital story, or search Bullfrog’s Billabong for all related resources.
Look for other turtle resources coming soon.
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Apologies this week that, due to unforeseen circumstances, this post is a little late in being published.
The photo of a turtle used in the images in this post are of a Green turtle swimming in Kona, May 2010 By Brocken Inaglory (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], via Wikimedia Commons (Note: I have removed the background from the turtle and reversed its direction.)
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