- Physical Science
Physical Science Book Overview
Why teach our youngest learners about physical science? Isn't physical science really advanced, covering things like E=mc2 and Newton's laws of gravity? It can be, but a lot of physical science has to do with how the world around us works. When taught in a developmentally appropriate way, physical science is perfect for the youngest learners.
Even without being taught, children watch the world around them and naturally learn how things work. Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade students may not understand Einstein's theories, but they understand gravity from experience. They play with things or situations that interest them, often doing the same thing over and over again. Sometimes when they do something again, they change how they do it to see what will happen. Children tell others what they see and do or draw pictures of their experiences. At this early level, students can be helped to put a name and a reason behind concepts such as gravity, energy, friction, and perspective.
Physical Science Units