What is it about?

We observed children in freechoice play and noted science in action e.g using forces to blind and other use of play equipment Play is not messing about. Often it is using science and engineering in action

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Why is it important?

As far aw we knew such a study had not been shared hitherto


So much of very early years and pre primary. Neglects identifying STEM in action where children are experiencing such and provides a sound experiential base for later theoretical discussions

Sue Dale Tunnicliffe

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This page is a summary of: Science in action in spontaneous preschool play – an essential foundation for future understanding, Early Child Development and Care, September 2019, Taylor & Francis,
DOI: 10.1080/03004430.2019.1653552.
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