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2016 | 9(63) | 39-49

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Making science experiments by children: realities and prospects.

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This article analyzes the peculiarities of the implementation of practice of making science experiments by children into the practical activity of pre-schools, providing update preschool education at present and promoting the harmonious development of the child’s personality. To achieve the purpose of the article, there has been used an analysis of psychological and pedagogical, and methodological literature on the issue, which showed that the establishing experimental activity has deep historical roots. Since, at various stages in the development of science psychologists, educators, physicians and physiologists have made invaluable contributions to the disclosure of the phenomenon of the experimental work. Thus, they considered the patterns of mastering it by children, its impact on the development of pupils and improving the quality of the educational process in the preschool establishment. It should be emphasized that the numerical amount of educational views, practical and methodological recommendations for making science experiments by children is relevant and appropriate for the present. The authors have analyzed the current scientific works containing the interpretation of the terms “carrying out experiments by children”, “educational technology”, “research activities”. The article highlights the theoretical and methodological aspects of the organization of carrying out experiments by children as educational technology in preschool education. The authors reveal the meaning, content and structure of conducting, methods and forms of research and experimental activities of preschool children, in nature in particular; they also show that specially organized research activities allow children to obtain information about objects or phenomena studied, and the teacher to make learning maximum efficient, satisfying the natural curiosity of preschoolers and developing their cognitive activity. It’s been determined that in terms of accessibility and rational use carrying out an experiment by children should be considered as sensible and practical activities, and a set of relationships between a child and the material world. In addition, practical transformation of nature, its objects and certain phenomena largely assumes the character of experimenting.


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