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  •  I also don't agree (2+ / 0-)
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    elfling, LilithGardener

    with JK74.  Many of the basic skills of a scientist (or scientifically literate person) could be taught at an early age.  Interpretation of graphs, coming up with hypotheses and designing simple tests of those hypotheses - these skills can be taught with simple subject matter and then developed over time.

    "To see both sides of a quarrel, is to judge without hate or alarm" - Richard Thompson

    by matching mole on Wed Jun 19, 2013 at 03:19:09 PM PDT

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    •  My daughter's class did this in kindergarten (4+ / 0-)

      using plant seeds. It was a terrific project involving very basic art, science, and writing at a 5 year old level.

      There's no reason you can't have a project like that every year, increasing in complexity every year.

      Fry, don't be a hero! It's not covered by our health plan!

      by elfling on Wed Jun 19, 2013 at 03:33:00 PM PDT

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