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Head Start on Science Books

Our teacher's guides, A Head Start on Science and A Head Start on Life Science, are aligned with the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework and the Next Generation Science Standards. For alignment with the California Preschool Learning Foundations, see below. Both books are available for purchase online from NSTA Press.


A Head Start on Science book

A Head Start on Science

Our award-winning Teacher's Guide has been revised and updated. With these activities children can discover the natural world as they explore life, Earth, and physical science. Each activity includes follow-up activities, connections to centers and children's literature, assessment guides, and more.

By William Ritz and William Straits

A Head Start on Science Available from NSTA Press


A Head Start on Life Science book

A Head Start on Life Science

This follow-up to our initial teacher's guide, is also designed to heighten your children's "sense of wonder," but provides greater, more in depth explorations of life science topics. These multi-disciplinary lessons include activities to use throughout your school day.

By William Straits

A Head Start on Life Science Available from NSTA Press


Alignment to California Preschool Learning Foundations

Our teacher's guides are aligned with the California Preschool Learning Foundations. View how the A Head Start on Science activities [PDF] or the A Head Start on Life Science lessons [PDF] align with the Scientific Inquiry and the Physical, Life, and Earth Sciences strands of the California Preschool Learning Foundations.