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Early Childhood Research & Practice, v12 n2 Fall 2010

In this article, which includes three video clips, the author argues that the small experiments, inventions, strategies, and pauses in young children's play seen in the clips reveal a legitimate form of scientific thinking. He notes that science and play both represent a frame of mind, an attitude toward the events one observes. (Contains 3 videos.)

Descriptors: Play, Experiments, Inquiry, Video Technology, Thinking Skills, Cognitive Processes, Science Activities, Scientists, Problem Solving, Experiential Learning, Young Children

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Author: Forman, George E.

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=1390&id=EJ910913

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