ERIC Number: ED379119
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Compartiendo la Ciencia con los Ninos: Una Guia para los Padres (Sharing Science with Children: A Guide for Parents).
North Carolina Museum of Life and Science, Durham.
This guide offers Spanish-speaking parents ways in which they can help their children learn about science at home and in the community. Science is a way of looking at the world. It uses everyday techniques such as observation and classification to give us information about things and how they work. Advice to parents that want to support their children's scientific learning includes letting children take the initiative, making time for science activities, encouraging children to talk about their observations and thoughts, showing children how they can find the answers to their questions, displaying enthusiasm for learning, being prepared for the teachable moment, and taking safety precautions. Themes and activities are suggested that demonstrate physical or chemical change, organization, measurement, classification, cause and effect, and structure and function. An outline provides information on children's exploratory behaviors and thinking skills at ages 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12. Lists of simple activities provide opportunities to learn about animals, the weather, energy and conservation, earth and space, plants, and physical and chemical properties. Contains a list of 5 additional resources. (SV)
Descriptors: Child Development, Children, Elementary Education, Experiential Learning, Informal Education, Parent Student Relationship, Parents as Teachers, Preschool Education, Science Activities, Science Instruction, Spanish Speaking
North Carolina Museum of Life and Science, P.O. Box 15190, Durham, NC 27704 ($1; more than 200, 20 percent discount).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Carolina Museum of Life and Science, Durham.
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