Help Your Child Explore Science
Support School Science
Classrooms are microcosms of the world. But even the best classrooms can’t provide a complete environment for learning science. That’s why parents must be partners in nurturing science learning in their children’s schools.
- Talk about school science with your child. Find ways to discuss and extend school science lessons in the home and other familiar places. If you don’t know any examples, ask your child’s teacher. Most textbook series have manuals that list activities to support the textbook lessons. You can also find science activities on the internet and in library books and magazines.
- Participate in school committees to develop and evaluate your school’s curriculum and instruction. Insist that there be adequate time and support for school science.
- Become an activist in your community. Help schools spread the message that a scientifically literate population contributes to the economic base of a community and of our nation. This is why quality science education is worth the cost.
- Help coordinate a field trip to a science-related institution, or bring in guest speakers to your child’s classroom who can share how science is involved in their jobs.