Follow a group of young children as they discover everything they can about the ducks that came to live in the classroom as you explore this Let's Learn inquiry project.
Using the Project Approach and with the guidance of their teachers, the children found all kinds of ways to investigate what ducks eat, where they live, how they "play", how to clean-up the messes they make, and how to handle delicate ducklings gently and carefully so the little fluffy animals have a chance to grow into big white ducks.
While finding the answers to their questions, the children engaged in rich language and literacy, mathematics, science, and social studies experiences. You can find information and pictures illustrating the activities that were part of the project in Phases I, II, and III, the anticipatory webs and documentation panels, and a list of some of the Ohio Early Learning Content Standards that were addressed during the project on the Duck Project pages. (norman/nmb)
Life Science for Early Childhood
Science and Technology for Early Childhood
Scientific Inquiry for Early Childhood
Mathematical Processes for Young Children
Scientific Ways of Knowing for Early Childhood
Social Studies Skills and Methods for Early Childhood
Research for Early Childhood
Communication: Oral and Visual Early Childhood