Eyes Wide Open


Integrated, holistic and flexible science ideas and activities for young children

Christine Howitt, Katie Weppner, Natalie Birrell

Eyes Wide Open is a resourceful guide for early childhood and early primary school educators, packed with innovative ideas to teach science in an integrated and holistic manner. Organized into four themed modules, this book is designed to ignite curiosity and enhance understanding of the world in young learners.

Themed Modules:

  • Superheroes
  • There’s a Zoo in My Classroom:
  • Do You See What I See? Windows to Weather
  • Reinventing Fairy Tales

Eyes Wide Open supports and encourages children’s natural curiosity, providing educators with the tools to make science education exciting and relevant. Enhance your teaching practice with this inspiring resource, and help children discover the wonders of science in their everyday world.


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Christine Howitt

Christine Howitt is an Associate Professor in early childhood science education in the Graduate School of Education at The University of Western Australia. Her research interests relate to enhancing the science identity of young children and learning science in informal contexts. Christine has published a range of books to make science more accessible to young children and their educators and parents, including Science is Everywhere, Planting the Seeds of Science and Colour Ideas for Kindergarten Children.

Katie Weppner

Katie Weppner is an early childhood teacher with over 10 years’ experience. She believes in developing children’s self-confidence and independence by the creation of a rich learning environment where students feel safe and are provided with opportunities to explore and discover how they fit in the world about them.

Natalie Birrell

Natalie Birrell is an early childhood teacher with 28 years’ experience. She is passionate about teaching science in the early years and strives to make science accessible to all children in fun and engaging ways. Natalie supports rich, integrated science programmes with a focus on play-based learning and literacy practices that encourage children to enhance their wonder and natural curiosity about science concepts and the world around them.

Additional Information
Weight 0.28 kg
Dimensions 297 × 210 × 6 cm