PEEP and the Big Wide World - Teaching Strategies Video Modules
NSF Award #: 1222607
This professional development video is from PEEP and the Big Wide World, the NSF-funded, Emmy Award-winning science and math series for 3-5 year olds. Modeling best practices in teaching science to preschoolers, this video features a center-based preschool teacher engaging her students as they participate in hands-on activities from the Explore Plants unit of the PEEP science curriculum. When children do science investigations, they need to be able to look at, touch, and manipulate objects – explore on their own time and in their own way – and build their understanding by repeating an activity many times. The video illustrates how teachers organize and intentionally plan learning spaces with specific learning goals for children in mind.