Science in the Montessori Classroom - Early Childhood Level

ETC Consulting

Price: $85.00
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Product Overview

Saturday, May 18, 2024

8:00 AM – 4:00 PM (CST)

In person instruction, in a Model Classroom

Workshop Description:

This engaging workshop is specifically crafted for Montessori early childhood educators. It aims to equip teachers with strategies to introduce complex scientific concepts in a manner suitable for young minds. The workshop emphasizes exploratory learning, seamlessly connecting scientific principles with real-world experiences and enhancing the natural curiosity of children. Educators will delve into physical science with practical life extensions and receive guidance on presenting Dr. Montessori's cosmic education philosophy at the early childhood level.

Key Objectives:

  1. Developmentally Appropriate Introduction to Science: Teachers will learn how to simplify complex science ideas so they resonate with young learners, ensuring these concepts are introduced in an age-appropriate and engaging way.

  2. Exploratory Learning Techniques: The workshop will offer methods to teach science content through exploration and discovery. Educators will be trained to create experiences where children can learn scientific principles through hands-on experiments and observations, making science an integral part of their daily life.

  3. Physical Science through Practical Life: An extension of practical life activities will be explored, focusing on physical properties such as magnetism and buoyancy. Teachers will learn how to deepen children's understanding of these concepts beyond simple demonstrations, facilitating a more profound appreciation and comprehension of physical science.

  4. Cosmic Education in Early Childhood: Participants will receive insights on how to weave Dr. Montessori's cosmic education framework into their science curriculum. This includes fostering a sense of connectedness and belonging in children, and helping them understand their place in the universe through the study of science.

Workshop Format:

This workshop will be highly interactive, featuring a combination of theoretical discussions, practical demonstrations, and collaborative planning. Educators will engage in hands-on activities designed to be replicated in their classrooms, fostering a tangible connection between scientific concepts and everyday experiences.

Who Should Attend:

Montessori early childhood educators looking to invigorate their science teaching practices and seeking innovative ways to integrate physical science into their classrooms would benefit greatly from this workshop.


Attendees will emerge with a toolkit of strategies for making science accessible and exciting for young children, enhanced methods for incorporating physical science into practical life activities, and a foundational understanding of how to present cosmic education to early learners.