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Science Resources for Parents

Check out these great science activities for K-12 students and their families and resources for teaching science


Support your child’s science learning at home

Help your child learn science. Here are some tips for busy parents.

Children are naturally curious about the world around them. Parents and other caregivers can nurture this curiosity in children of all ages by creating a positive and safe environment at home for exploration and discovery.

10 Questions Your Kid's Science Teacher Wishes You Would Ask


Empower young inventors, scientists, and leaders through student competitions

ExploraVision team with Bill NyeToshiba/NSTA ExploraVision Competition (grades K–12)

U.S. Army's eCYBERMISSION Program (grades 6–9)

NSTA Angela Award for one female student (grades 5–8)

Get ready for your school science fair with Science Fair Warm-Up: Learning the Practices of Scientists. There are four different editions geared for grades 5–8, 7–10, and 8–12, as well as a teacher edition.


Encourage children to curl up with a good science book

When the Sun Goes Dark coverNSTAKids: NSTA's new line of lively children's picture books that also impart sound science.

eBooks+ Kids, interactive e-books, specially designed with K–5 students in mind.

Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K–12: selected by NSTA in conjunction with the Children's Book Council.



Prepare your child for the next generation of science learning

NGSS InfographicNSTA's parent Q&A will help you explore the importance of standards and the role they play in education.

Find out what your child will be exploring in science with these parent guides from Achieve (get individual guides for grades K–23–56–8, and 9–12).

Download and share our infographics on Why It's Time for NEW Science Education Standards and How Today's Students Learn Science.

Learn more about the Next Generation Science Standards in NSTA's position statement on NGSS.


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