- Why is the sky blue?
- Why do things fall to the ground?
- How do seeds grow?
- What makes sound and music?
- Where do mountains come from?
Young children ask their parents hundreds of questions like these. In search of answers, we use science to both enlighten and delight.
As parents, we must prepare our children for a world vastly different from the one in which we grew up. In the next century, this country will need citizens with more training in science and technology than most of us had in school.
Even children who don't want to be scientists, engineers, or computer technicians will need science to cope with their rapidly changing environment. But without our help, our children will not be prepared for these changes.
You'll find suggestions for ways you can interest your children from about 3 to 10 years old in science, including:
- Some basic information about science;
- A sampling of activities for children to do - some alone, some with supervision - in both the home and the community; special equipment.
Many of the activities cost little or nothing and require no special equipment.
- Science Starts at Home
- How You Can Help
- Questioning and Listening
- What is Science?
- Children Have Their Own Ideas
- Hands-on Work Best
- Less is More
- Finding the Right Activity for Your Child
- Chemistry Sets
- Klutz Science Books
- Science Kits for ages 4+
- Science Kits - Magnets
- Smackers "Make Your Own" Kits
- VTech Learning Systems
Courtesy of Education Publications Center