Young children are natural scientists! Early Science with Nico & Nor gives preschoolers and early childhood educators resources for playful exploration of science practices and concepts. The entire Nico & Nor suite was rigorously researched and developed specifically for preschool classroom use. This Early Science Guide provides step-by-step support to implement each Nico & Nor activity as well as teacher supports for sharing the excitement of science with young learners. Using tablet apps and activities created to fit into the preschool classroom day, children can investigate how plants grow and transform, how objects move, and how shadows are made and why they change.
Three preschool science units
Dozens of activities per unit, from Circle Time to Outdoor play
Integration of digital apps, books, videos, and manipulatives for learning
Weekly and daily lesson plans
Step-by-step instructions with photographs
Learning goals, including science practices, concepts, and vocabulary
Supports for building science teaching skills
No wifi needed
Each Early Science with Nico & Nor curriculum unit combines traditional classroom activities with digital learning to promote young childrens engagement with science practices and concepts during circle time, learning centers, read-aloud book sessions, snack time, and outdoor play!
About First 8 Studios at WGBH
WGBH Educational Foundation has pioneered children's educational media for decades. First 8 Studios at WGBH is dedicated to carrying this pioneering spirit into the digital, mobile world. First 8 Studios creates mobile experiences to support the healthy growth of children from birth through age 8. At the heart of this work is a commitment to research-based development and an ongoing collaboration with teachers and children to give them a voice in the digital media development process. You'll find evidence of the big hearts and little fingerprints throughout each Nico & Nor experience.
Early Science with Nico & Nor and the characters and related indicia are trademarks of First 8 Studios @WGBH. / 2017 WGBH Educational Foundation. All Rights Reserved.
This Early Science with Nico & Nor app was produced by WGBH Digital in Boston.
This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. DRL-1316550. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of NSF.