Planned Explorations And Spontaneous Discoveries

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When exploring the National Institute for Early Education Research, I found a PowerPoint that was quite intriguing. “Planned Explorations and Spontaneous Discoveries: Supporting Scientific Inquiry Preschool” is a piece well written in support of introducing toddlers to the wonders of science. Basically, it says that preschoolers have all the building blocks of a scientist built into them from the start; their curiosity, enthusiasm, and motivation to learn are key to grasping science principles. However, according to their research, less than 15% of teacher’s activity had anything to do with science. Less than 5% percent of that was planned science. Once the issue of science not being a priority in schools was brought to light, the author provided

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