For many of us, Spring Break is right around the corner. Who wants to place bets on how long it’ll take to hear the first, “I’m bored!” (Or is that a feeling this tech generation has never experienced?!) I can’t help but suggest rolling up your sleeves and cooking with the kids.
I am a scientist and have spent the better part of my adult life working in a laboratory. When people ask about what that actually means, I usually tell them it’s probably what you imagine—white lab coats, strong smells, things that bubble and change color on the bench top, little cells moving around under a microscope.
Time to get back into that school routine! I am sure everyone reading this kept up a great routine over the summer, so your child’s back to school transition has been smooth.
The long-awaited summer break is in full swing! Teachers and students everywhere countdown to summer. Now that we’re halfway through vacation and the novelty has worn off, many parents are starting the countdown to the beginning of the next school year.
The school year is over, finally! Long lazy days, kids sleeping in, and thoughts of escaping the heat fill the minds of every parent. Then WHAM! Reality sets in; your child has summer assignments to complete. Oh, the torture! You ask yourself, “Why do we have to do this?” and “How am I going to get my child to complete them?” Well, we have some answers for you.
It is hard to believe that summer is already coming to a close. Those fun, summer days are almost over! Each new school year brings anticipation and hope, but your child may not be showing much enthusiasm about the first day of school. Here are some tips to get your child excited and organized for the big, first day back!
Are you wondering how you can sharpen your child’s science skills in a fun way this summer? All aspects of the scientific method can easily be incorporated into your outdoor activities. Whether it’s making observations of how a certain animal behaves, forming a question about the visible stars in the sky, or examining how different objects move, there’s definitely at least one fun way to incorporate science into your child’s summer schedule.