Marvelous Explorations Through Science and Stories (MESS): Introduction

This introduction to the MESS series describes how the nine guides can help early childhood teachers develop confidence in introducing scientific discovery and concepts to young children.

This introduction explains the value of focusing on science in early childhood and how science can foster competencies across all domains of development. The introduction also outlines MESS goals, how a science process skills approach to early childhood science differs from less effective approaches, what resources teachers can expect to find in the guides, and how to use them effectively in an early learning  classroom. Marvelous Explorations Through Science and Stories (MESS): Introduction [PDF, 2.83MB]

See also:

Marvelous Explorations through Science and Stories (MESS): Webinar

Marvelous Explorations Through Science and Stories (MESS): Animals: Fur, Fins, Feathers, and More

Marvelous Explorations Through Science and Stories (MESS): Insects and Spiders

Marvelous Explorations Through Science and Stories (MESS): Investigating Water

Marvelous Explorations Through Science and Stories (MESS): Kitchen Science

Marvelous Explorations Through Science and Stories (MESS): My Body My Senses

Marvelous Explorations Through Science and Stories (MESS): Our Natural World

Marvelous Explorations Through Science and Stories (MESS): Physical Science

Marvelous Explorations Through Science and Stories (MESS): Plant Life

Marvelous Explorations Through Science and Stories (MESS): Prehistoric Life

Marvelous Explorations Through Science and Stories (MESS): Introduction. HHS/ACF/OHS. 2010. English.

Last Reviewed: September 2010

Last Updated: November 13, 2014