Even though physics and preschool are two concepts not generally used in the same context, physics is an issue of importance in the preschool period. Physics activities stimulate children’s inquiry and problem solving skills, and also support children’s social and language skills. This paper presents a conceptual framework about using physics in preschool settings. It shows techniques that may be used in preschool physics instruction and points to consider, gives information about scientific thinking processes, and offers a brief summary of physics as a daily life experience in preschool classrooms. It also stresses the importance of choosing physics topics that preschool children face in their daily lives and of making children grasp the basic principles of physics, learn by living and incorporate physics in their daily lives.
Key words: Physics in preschool, children, teaching physics.
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