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IEL Tip Sheet

Title: Cooperation across the Preschool Curriculum: Science
Languages: English
Spanish Version: La cooperación en el currículo preescolar. Las ciencias
Polish Version: Wspólne działanie w grupie przedszkolaków: Dzieci prowadzą “badania naukowe”
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
Language Arts
Peer Relationships
Project Approach
Social Development
Age Levels:
(the age of the children to whom the article applies).
Preschoolers (Age 3 Through Age 5)
Learning Areas: SCIENCE
Goals: 31. Use social-awareness and interpersonal skills to establish and maintain positive relationships.
Learning Standards: 31.A. Develop positive relationships with peers and adults.
31.B. Use communication and social skills to interact effectively with others.
31.C. Demonstrate an ability to prevent, manage, and resolve interpersonal conflicts in constructive ways.
Benchmarks: 31.B.ECb. Engage in cooperative group play.
31.C.ECa. Begin to share materials and experiences and take turns.