Preschool

Preschool Science Series

Curiosity, wonder, amazement! Young children are engaged by and welcome the opportunity to explore their world and confront challenging concepts in science, technology and engineering. Join us for our Preschool Science Series as we explore, investigate and reflect on the core concepts and practices that support inquiry in the preschool classroom.

Benefits of Preschool Science Series

  • Complimentary professional development hours, thanks to the generous support of PNC Foundation
  • Free Science on Wheels experience 
  • Chance to win great raffle prizes
  • Free Educator Membership, compliments of APS

2022 Sessions

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Session 1: Early Science and Sensemaking in the Preschool Classroom

Saturday, September 10 | 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
CREATE at Arizona Science Center®

Explore the research behind the importance of teaching science in the preschool classroom. Learn specific strategies and techniques that actively engage children in sensemaking.

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Registration closes Thursday, September 8 at 5:00 p.m.


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Session 2: STEM Through Guided Play

Saturday, September 24 | 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
CREATE at Arizona Science Center®

Observing, Planning, Guiding: Learn to set up the classroom environment and use open-ended comments, questions and suggestions to guide children toward learning goals while still providing children with choices.

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Registration closes Thursday, September 22 at 5:00 p.m.


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Session 3: Tinkering and Making in Preschool

Saturday, October 8 | 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
CREATE at Arizona Science Center®

Experience the difference between tinkering and making, and how both are needed for children to effectively engage in engineering challenges.

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Registration closes Thursday, October 6 at 5:00 p.m.


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Session 4: Developing Language Through Early Science

Saturday, October 22 | 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
CREATE at Arizona Science Center®

Explore the research behind the importance of teaching science in the preschool classroom. Learn specific strategies and techniques that actively engage children in sensemaking.

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Registration closes Thursday, October 20 at 5:00 p.m.


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Preschool Science Series is Generously Supported By

 

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Funding has been provided by the PNC Foundation, the charitable arm of the PNC Financial Services Group. PNC supports early childhood education through, PNC Grow Up Great, a $500 million, multi-year, bilingual initiative that began in 2004 to help prepare children from birth to age 5 for success in school and life.