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Published on Apr 28, 2016
Do you need new and innovative ideas to add to the science strand of your curriculum? In this Apples Video Magazine, Dr. Robert Rockwell shares a variety of hands-on science activities that can be implemented using materials that are inexpensive and easy to use. According to Dr. Rockwell, the child’s natural environment provides a myriad of opportunities to awaken natural curiosity and reveal the magical world of science. Join us as we learn more about the Discovery Science approach! Robert E.Rockwell, Ph.D. is a Professor Emeritus and former program director of the Early Childhood Education Program at Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville. He has had experience as a speech pathologist, teacher of the hearing impaired and as an administrator. He has also been a research consultant for the University of Chicago and has served as a national consultant and director for Project Head Start. He is a prolific writer with many articles and books that are in circulation throughout the world. He has been internationally recognized for his contributions in the areas of science, early literacy, family involvement, and nutrition. Some of his well-known publications include Hug a Tree, Mudpies to Magnets, More Mudpies to Magnets, Everybody Has a Body, Linking Language, and Discovery Science: Explorations for the Early Years. Although retired, Bob continues to conduct workshops, give keynote presentations, and write books and articles. He recently completed the 5th edition of his book, Nutrition and the Young Child. His newest early childhood teacher resource book is titled Partnering With Parents: Easy Programs to Involve Parents in the Early Learning Process. He is currently writing a new preschool outdoor science book for Gryphon House, Inc. Recorded: October 2006