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5 Tips to Help Your Child Get More Involved in Science

Science is an important part of your child’s public school education, but it can sometimes be challenging for kids (or even disinteresting in some cases) Fortunately, there are several things parents can do to help their children get more involved in the classroom with this topic.

1. Provide Additional Help

Some children need additional help understanding school subjects. Many public schools offer after-school help or tutoring services to ensure children understand complex topics. Students who understand the material are more likely to become engaged.

2. Conduct Science Experiments

Learning doesn’t stop when children leave school. At-home science experiments are an excellent way for parents and children to spend quality time together while helping their little ones understand the world around them. Children can make paper mache planets to hang in their room, create a volcano, or explore a new chemistry kit. Growing a family garden is a great way to teach young children about life science, too.

3. Show Your Child How Important Science Is

Many children may not become interested in science because they don’t think it’s essential. Parents can help children become more engaged in science by teaching them about the science that surrounds them. Weather is science and determines when they can play outside. Anatomy involves learning about germs, sicknesses, and more.

4. Encourage Curiosity

Children are naturally curious about the world around them. When we ignore questions, children may not be as curious, leading to disinterest. Be sure to show interest in your child’s questions and show them how they can find answers themselves at their local library, in a home encyclopedia, or with their tablet. Children will want to learn about everything around them, naturally leading to curiosity about science.

5. Explore Interests

Many children are interested in one science topic or another. Children intrigued by energy types can experiment to learn how solar power works. You can explain how science builds from one topic to another, encouraging learning. Consider taking your child to the local science museum or library to continue to explore the topics that interest them.

Public school education continues to be the primary source of education for many children. When parents and schools work together, children thrive. In fact, according to Kokotree, the global education market is expected to reach $10.7 trillion by 2030. These tips and tricks can help your little one become more engaged in learning about science both in and outside of the classroom. For more information, contact Enroll NOLA PS today.