posted by carlo .
when are childern first developmentally ready to being learning science?
Science is doing, exploring, tinkering, comparing what is to what was thought.
I would start at about 2, with the first set of building blocks.
What is learned are process skills, that in essence is the heart of science thinking.
Yes, I suspect your Science Ed teacher has some other ideas.
because at such a young age children tend to learn kinesthetically, hands on. Science has an abundance of hands on learning oppurtunities