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Mar 19 2018 - 12:49pm
Want Scientifically Literate Students? Start With Their Parents.

Parents of young children often hear tricky questions: “Why does rain come down instead of up?” “Why can’t the dog jump in the tree like the cat can?” “Why does the ball bounce?” These questions, shared by parents in a national study focused on early science learning, are born of children’s innate curiosity about the inner workings of their environment. They provide tremendous opportunities for children to build a foundational understanding of science concepts and inquiry, and a base from which to develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

 

This study reveals that digital media may provide one opportunity to help parents support their children’s science learning. Read more on the Brookings Brown Center Chalkboard.

Posted in: Teaching|By: Debra Lee|644 Reads