It doesn’t all rest in the hands of the teacher. If you are a parent there are some active things you can do to help your kids prepare for a lifetime of science or inquiry. Help by reinforcing what your teacher is doing in class.
When your son or daughter comes home after doing a science experiment and it gets to the dinner table, it must be good. Instead of saying “I know that”? when your son or daughter says “Do you know that an orange will float, but if you peel an orange it will sink”? try saying “That is not true! An orange won’t float! That’s impossible!”?
Your child will beam from ear to ear because they have got something on you.
In other words, allow your son or daughter to own the discovery. It is one of the most motivating things you can do to reinforce what the teacher is teaching in the classroom. Act surprised and you will be amazed.
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