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Journal of Emergent Science

Editors: Dr Amanda McCory and Prof Suzanne Gatt

The Journal of Emergent Science (JES) is a professional open-access online research journal that focuses on science (including health, technology and engineering) for young children from birth to 11 years of age. The key features of the journal are that it:

  • is child-centred;
  • focuses on scientific development of children from birth to 11 years of age, considering the transitions from one stage to the next;
  • contains easily accessible yet rigorous support for the development of professional skills;
  • focuses on effective early years science practice and leadership;
  • considers the implications of research into emergent science practice and provision;
  • contains exemplars of good learning and development firmly based in good practice;
  • supports analysis and evaluation of professional practice.

The Journal of Emergent Science (JES) is published by ASE in partnership with the Primary Science Teaching Trust (PSTT). It is free to access for all.

Subscribers receive an email when each new issue becomes available online. Past issues of the journal are also available in the archive.

Published: March/September

ISSN: 2046-4754

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Summer 2016 (Open Access Journal) - In this edition of JES, we have included a number of research articles, a proposal for collaborative research and a call for articles for a special edition of JES. One article, entitled 'Helping children to express their ideas and move towards justifying them with evidence: A developmental perspective' deals with two very important skills for young children, those of reasoning and argumentation. This issue also focuses on one aspect of chemistry, polymeric solids, in 'Why does jelly wobble?' and on the knowledge of species in early years children.


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