Att utgå från frågor och situationer i förskolans vardag: Vilket naturvetenskapligt innehåll kan det leda till?<br>Starting from questions and everyday situations in preschool: What kind of science content could that lead to?


  • Lena Hansson Högskolan Kristianstad
  • Lena Löfgren Högskolan Kristianstad
  • Ann-Marie Pendrill Lunds universitet och Göteborgs universitet



chemistry & physics, preschool teachers, content analysis


Identifying and building on children's questions and everyday situations is often discussed as a basis for science learning in preschool. With a starting point in such questions and situations, children should be given the opportunity to investigate and search for answers. What questions and situations do preschool teachers identify as possible bases for science learning? What science content is present? To what extent are the questions possible to investigate for children and preschool teachers through experiments and observations or theoretical studies? The paper presents children's questions and everyday situations that might form the basis for science learning, as identified by preschool teachers taking part in a science in-service training course. Based on a content analysis, we discuss possibilities and difficulties that preschool teachers may face in their practice when they try to use these questions and situations as a basis for science learning.