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Becoming real-life research scientists for the day sparked children's enthusiasm for enquiring and learning. Lisa Jane Wildey, Early Years Professional and pre-school team leader at University of Sheffield Union of Students' Pre-school, observed the long-lasting effects.
Have a fresh think about how you can ensure that all the children in your setting enjoy equal access to your ICT equipment and gain from the experience, with advice from Amy Stancer.
The concept and practice of predicting teaches children about cause and effect. Early years consultant David Quinn looks at the science. Photographs at Oakey Dokeys pre-school, Essex, by Teri Pengilley.
A Devon sustainability project has inspired children at Newton Poppleford Primary School to become stewards of their environment
Nursery children have been doing their bit for bees after learning about the ecological crisis that threatens them. Annette Rawstrone reports.
Free curriculum-linked activity resources and the opportunity to apply for a grant of up to 20,000 are being offered to nurseries and pre-schools by the children's television channel Nick Jr.
A cheap roll of cardboard was a brilliant investment, says Sally Squires, nursery co-ordinator at James Peacock Nursery School in Ruddington, Nottingham.
Education is not just something delivered to children by adults, but a process that arises from the experiences and the environment of their daily lives, say Tullia Musatti and Susanna Mayer.
Never mind if the plant is a weed, it's wild, free, cookable and edible, as children and their families found out with Viv Hampshire.
See how children's interests and a surprise piece of inspiration led to a nursery-wide project that prompted yet more projects, with Angela Chick.
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