Science Milestones for Children
Date posted: May 25, 2018
When we think of developmental milestones for children, we usually think about language, literacy and physical development. What about science milestones?
“The overall goals of children’s development in science are to deepen their conceptual understandings of the world around them, to increase their comprehension of how science is practiced and to develop their abilities to conduct scientific investigations.”
Many of the fundamental abilities that underlie science start early. For a description of what you can expect children to know and do when it comes to science for each year from ages 1 to 8, visit PBS Parents Science Milestones.
What can be done to support the development of these skills? The same site has links to science activities, free online science games, and science tips. The science activities are accessible and often don’t require special equipment – science in the kitchen, on the playground, while riding in a car, at the market, and with neighbourhood structures.
You can also find resources on science activities for children in the Decoda Library. The image below shows some of the books available for loan.
To borrow any of these titles and more, email firstname.lastname@example.org .