ERIC Number: ED331727
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Helping Your Child Learn Science.
Paulu, Nancy; Martin, Margery
This book provides examples of a few simple activities that parents can do with their children. Being "scientific" is defined as being curious, observing, asking how things happen, and learning how to find the answers. This book suggests ways parents can interest their children from about 3 to 10 years of age in science. Included are (1) some basic information about science; (2) a sampling of activities for children to do in both the home and the community; and (3) an appendix with practical tips on how to encourage schools to develop good science programs, a brief description of nine scientific concepts, and a list of recommended science books and magazines. Activities in the home cover the topics of inertia, momentum, surface tension, bubbles, insects, buoyancy, lubricants, capillary action, adhesives, measurement, static electricity, molds, photosynthesis, crystals, chemical reactions, and television shows. Activities in the community include trips to zoos, museums, planetariums, aquariums, and farms (along with each trip are suggested activities). (KR)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC. Programs for the Improvement of Practice.