Parents are their children’s first educators and often spend time developing their children’s love of learning with activities done at home. However, science is often overlooked as many parents are unsure how to reinforce scientific learning. When teachers partner with families, students’ motivation to learn is increased, learning is reinforced, and curiosity about science topics is encouraged.
For this assignment, create a 500-750 word Science at Home handout to give to families showing them ways they can be involved with their children’s science learning at home. Select an age range/grade and 2-3 science standards to focus on.
Include the following in your handout:
- Brief overview of science standards/topics addressed at the selected age range/grade level.
- Explanation of how important the home-school connection is for children in learning science concepts.
- At least 2-3 strategies to incorporate science in everyday home activities (i.e., cooking, cleaning, yard work).
- Minimum of 2-3 suggested activities for families to do together to promote science instruction.
- Describe 1-2 ways in which at-home technology can support children’s science learning.
- Specify 2-5 resources for families/community resources and events to promote science learning.
APA format is not required, but solid academic writing is expected.
This assignment uses a rubric. Review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
Requirements: 500-750 words
So in the attached sheet I have the standards that I will be using and this is for 4-5 year old students.
The highlighted items on the attached sheet are the things that have to be incorporated into this assignment also be sure to add at least 2 resources. Thank you.
There are a few activities that families can do together to promote science instruction. One of them is to take students outside their designated classrooms to help them visualize what they learned in school, for example, nature walks that allow them to see the different types of plants. Another activity is to gather supplies within the designated learning area to help students perform practical experiments of their theoretical studies, for example, making instant ice with water, planting plants and seeds in paper rolls, or making fizzy ice with different watercolors.
Available at-home technology can help 4K students learn science in different ways. The television and internet are good sources of simple science documentaries that teach 4K students about living organisms. There are many videos about animals and plants from diverse species, such as sea animals, wild beasts, and forests. Secondly, other home appliances like cookers, dishwashers, and refrigerators teach children basic topics like cooking and different kinds of matter. For instance, the freezer has solids, the fridge has liquids, and cookers and deep freezers convert things from one state of matter to another.