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IEL Tip Sheet

Title: CSI: Child Scientist Investigates!
Url: https://illinoisearlylearning.org/tipsheets/csi/
Languages: English
Spanish Version: ¡El niño científico investiga!
https://illinoisearlylearning.org/es/tipsheets/csi-sp/
Polish Version: Mały naukowiec bada otoczenie!
https://illinoisearlylearning.org/pl/tipsheets/csi-pol/
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
Teachers/Caregivers
Keywords: Classroom Activities
Family Activities
Project Approach
Science
Age Levels:
(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
Perceptual
Logic & Reasoning