ERIC Number: ED452531
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Learning Science at Home. Parents and Children Together Series.
ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading, English, and Communication, Bloomington, IN.; Family Learning Association, Bloomington, IN.
This book, one of a series, focuses on science seen every day in homes and neighborhoods. The message of the series of books urges parents and children to spend time together, talk about stories, and learn together. The first part of each book presents stories appropriate for varying grade levels, both younger children and those in grades three and four, and each book presents stories on a particular theme. The Read-along Stories in the book are: "Oona the Whale" (Willow Ann Soltow); "Dragon in the Sky" (Judy Braus); and "Green Goop" (Mary Morgan). On an accompanying audiotape, the stories are performed as radio dramas, allowing children to read along. The second half of each book provides ideas and guidelines for parents, as well as activities and books for additional reading. This book presents ideas to help children learn science through play and activities, as well as through school science assignments, and it suggests a month's worth of science activities. Chapters include: Science Is Everywhere; Questions about Science; Activities for Science Learning; and Bert and the Science Fair. Contains 21 references. (EF)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Parent Student Relationship, Reading Aloud to Others, Reading Habits, Science Activities, Science Instruction, Science Interests
ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading, English, and Communication, Indiana University, 2805 E. 10th Street, Suite 140, Bloomington, IN 47408-2698. Web site: http://eric.indiana.edu/. Family Learning Association, 3925 Hagan St., Suite 101, Bloomington, IN 47401.
Publication Type: Creative Works; Guides - Non-Classroom; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading, English, and Communication, Bloomington, IN.; Family Learning Association, Bloomington, IN.