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Hands-on Works Best
Helping Your Child Learn Science

Children, especially younger ones, learn science best and understand scientific ideas better if they are able to investigate and experiment. Hands-on science can also help children think critically and gain confidence in their own ability to solve problems. Some science teachers have explained it this way:

What engages very young children? Things they can see, touch, manipulate, modify; situations that allow them to figure out what happens--in short, events and puzzles that they can investigate, which is the very stuff of science.

But, hands-on science can be messy and time consuming. So, before you get started, see what is involved in an activity--including how long it will take.

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