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Young children are natural scientists at play. While they bake mud pies and pour and measure water, they are observing, theorizing and developing science skills, as well as having fun. Children two to eight years old will thrive on the many open-ended science experiences including: ice and bubbles, compost and seeds, magnets and gears, potions and plant prints and more.
Paperback, 208 pages
Published August 1st 1995 by Chicago Review Press
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These activities promote child exploration rather than teacher direction and support the play based activities with science.
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"I am fascinated by children's natural curiosity and innate science exploration skills," says author and Yosemite Association naturalist Michael Elsohn Ross. "For ten years I have worked with my good friend Allison Brown, a teacher, seeking new ways for children to experience open-ended science play."

It was findings from this project that ultimately gave rise to WHAT'S THE MATTER IN MR. WHISKERS'
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