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Tips for Parents: Science | PDF

Español/Spanish: Consejos para padres - Las ciencias

The fact is, the US is behind many other countries in science.  Our methods of teaching science by lecture and textbook bores students and prevents them from making the important connections between science and real life.  A child may have memorized the periodic table, but if he doesn’t understand the importance of baking powder in making biscuits, the important application of that knowledge is missing.

Your child may be struggling with technical terms and believing she’s a science failure even while conducting insightful experiments with insects in your back yard.  Help your child learn the connections between what she’s learning in class and her everyday life.

For more information:

English/Ingles:
Helping Your Child Learn Science from the US Department of Education

Español/Spanish:
Cómo ayudar a su hijo a aprender ciencias de el US Department of Education

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