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How to bring science alive in the early years curriculum
learning time
This self-paced course is approximately 8 hours of learning time.
who is this for?
This course is for early years educators (working with children aged 2 - 6 years old) who are interested in developing their practice in the  science curriculum. 
skill level
Suitable for beginner to experienced ECE teachers and leaders.
There are so many opportunities to teach children science concepts in the early childhood curriculum. Children LOVE the opportunity to get messy, unpack why things work the way they do, and engage in "real" learning experiences. 


This fabulous course has been created by author Rachel Rohloff and is based on her book "The Living World" which is available for you to purchase at a discounted price. 

Rachel has created an incredible collection of practical ideas and activities for early childhood teachers to get stuck into science in the curriculum.

This course includes the following topics;
  • What is the Living World?
  • Creating a rich science learning environment
  • Living and non-living things
  • Habitats and food chains
  • Parts of plants
  • Growing plants
  • Grouping and exploring fungi
  • Classifying and understanding animals
  • The Human body
  • The Five senses
  • Healthy living
Created by author and science teacher Rachel Rohloff
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About the Course Creator

Rachel Rohloff

Rachel began her career in education as a primary school teacher in New Zealand. Later she moved to the UK where she spent a decade teaching science and design technology. Back in New Zealand, Rachel co-founded a not-for-profit company - The TestPod, creating science experiences for school pupils and university students as well as public events showcasing
latest innovations.

Currently Rachel works with corporate clients, creating school programmes to support NZ education. She is an author of The Living World and has two new books being released later this year - The Material World, and Clever Cooks - An Introduction to Food Science.

The Living World - By Rachel Rohloff

In this fun and educational book, author Rachel Rohloff shares her passion and expertise aimed at getting young children excited about science. The Living World teaches scientific skills, key scientific vocabulary and explains the living world: with a focus on plants, animals and people. Divided into four chapters: What is the living world, plants, animals and people; each chapter includes a short introduction and is made up of two or three topics with two or three general learning outcomes and lots of hands on activities and project ideas for children. The book also offers extension ideas for those who want to learn more.

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