Science In Our Classroom
Welcome to science! Science is a way of understanding the world--a pattern of thinking that begins in the early years of your child's education. To get started, all your child needs is curiosity about how things happen and the desire to discover answers. Children are natural scientists; however they often need help understanding science ideas and concepts. That's where you come in.
You don't have to be an expert in biology or physics to help your child get the most out of this year's science program. All you need is to be willing to observe and learn with your child, and nurture his or her interest. As part of our class, we may send home activities for you to work on as a family. Following are a few easy tips to help your child get the most from his or her science education.
- It's okay to not know it all. In fact, instead of simply telling your child the facts, it is more important to work together with your child to explore the world.
- Encourage inquiry. By asking their own questions, children learn many skills that will help them to continue the quest for knowledge throughout their lives. As you explore, ask open-ended questions that do not have one-word, "yes" or "no" answers. Open-ended questions include: Why do you think that happened? How can we find out about that? And what will happen if you...?
- Keep it fun! From "what happened to the dinosaurs to how do hurricanes form," your child's interests can be great starting points for scientific investigation.
Becoming literate in science is one of our nation's most important education goals. Let's work together to help our children get the knowledge they need to in order to live and work in today's world.
Check back soon to find out what we are learning in Science!