FOR RELEASE: August 23, 2017
BOZEMAN, Mont. – The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) has included Getting Little Feet Wet, Project WET’s Early Childhood Education Guide, on its NSTA Recommends® list of the best available supplements for science teaching. NSTA expert reviewer and first and second grade teacher Marcy Doyle praised Getting Little Feet Wet as an “idea-packed, teacher-tested resource for early childhood educators” in recommending the guide to its 60,000 members.
“Educators across the United States look to NSTA for their thoughtful, objective reviews of science-teaching materials,” said Project WET Foundation President and CEO Dennis Nelson. “Having our early childhood education guide included in the NSTA Recommends® online review service confirms that water resources education—even for young children—can be scientifically rigorous and standards-based while also being enjoyable and engaging for students.”
In her review, Ms. Doyle noted that Getting Little Feet Wet’s “hands-on, inquiry lessons” are aligned to current standards, including Head Start Domain Elements, NAEYC, NAAEE, NGSS, and CCSS. She also noted that the format of the lessons is “geared to promote critical thinking and connections to prior knowledge, and foster further questioning.”
Developed in coordination with early childhood experts and educators, Getting Little Feet Wet contains 11 interactive engaging activities that allow young learners to explore many different aspects of water—from water’s unique properties and states, to water in music, art and history. Each activity has different, age-appropriate suggestions to suit both Pre-K and K-2 learners, appealing to young children’s curiosity about the world around them while also emphasizing the importance of water.
Getting Little Feet Wet is available for purchase in print or PDF download from the Project WET Store. Orders for the digital download can be placed at https://store.projectwet.org/educators-guides/getting-little-feet-wet-pdf-download.html. Print versions can be ordered at https://store.projectwet.org/getting-little-feet-wet-book.html.