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UCLA, California Science Center museum help turn kids into 'pre-scientists'

by Deepa Fernandes | Take Two®

An instructor reads to children at University Village, one of three pre-schools run by UCLA Early Care and Education. Grant Slater/KPCC

New nation-wide science standards released a few weeks ago lay out lessons that are aimed at Kindergarten aged tots. But a handful of programs across Southern California are starting even sooner by teaching scientific concepts to preschoolers. As KPCC's Deepa Fernandes discovered, these little scientists learn the basics through hands-on experiences.

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