|Title:||CSI: Child Scientist Investigates!|
|Spanish Version:||¡El niño científico investiga!
|Polish Version:||Mały naukowiec bada otoczenie!
|Source of Publisher:||Illinois Early Learning Project
|Length of article:||Short
|Setting for which the article is intended:||● Home
● Family Child Care
● Child Care Center
● Preschool Program
|Intended Audience:||● Parents/Family
|Keywords:||● Classroom Activities
● Family Activities
● Project Approach
(the age of the children to whom the article applies).
|● Preschoolers (Age 3 Through Age 5)
|Learning Areas:||● SCIENCE
|Goals:||11. Demonstrate curiosity about the world and begin to use the practices of science and engineering to answer questions and solve problems.
12. Explore concepts and information about the physical, earth, and life sciences.
13. Understand important connections and understandings in science and engineering.
|Learning Standards:||11.A. Develop beginning skills in the use of science and engineering practices, such as observing, asking questions, solving problems, and drawing conclusions.
12.C. Explore the physical properties of objects.
13.B. Use tools and technology to assist with science and engineering investigations.
|Benchmarks:||11.A.ECa. Express wonder and curiosity about their world by asking questions, solving problems, and designing things.
11.A.ECc. Plan and carry out simple investigations.
11.A.ECd. Collect, describe, compare, and record information from observations and investigations.
11.A.ECf. Make meaning from experience and information by describing, talking, and thinking about what happened during an investigation.
12.C.ECa. Identify, describe, and compare the physical properties of objects.
13.B.ECa. Use nonstandard and standard scientific tools for investigation.
13.B.ECb. Become familiar with technological tools that can aid in scientific inquiry.
|Domains:||● Developmental Domain 2: Physical Development & Health
● Developmental Domain 3: Language Development, Communication, & Literacy
● Developmental Domain 4: Cognitive Development
● Approaches to Learning
|Subdomain:||● Concept Development
● Curiosity & Initiative
● Expressive Communication
● Logic & Reasoning