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Take Home Science: Ideas for Parents

The summer’s coming up, it's spring break or you’re just looking to send home some ideas for an educational weekend. This collection features science ideas for parents to do at home with their young students (early elementary years). You’ll find activities along with ways to connect with the parents and bring the ideas home!
A Collection By Erica Loop
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Take Home Science: Ideas for Parents
  • Erica Loop says:
    This page provides plenty of ideas that parents could do at home with their children. I like the creative options, and that there are a variety of concepts used. You could also pick and choose which areas you want to send home ideas from -- which makes this an easy option no matter what type of content you have coming up in your curriculum.
  • Erica Loop says:
    If you’re looking for options to send home, this video is an excellent illustrator. It easily details a few different ideas that mom and dad could help set up during out-of-school time. I enjoyed the clarity of it, which makes it perfect for the non-teacher.
  • Erica Loop says:
    This video (if you send it to the parents via an email newsletter) is a completely comprehensive activity to do at home. Not only is this a video, but it also comes with downloadable activity instructions and a concept map too!
  • nea.org
    nea.org

    10 Ideas for Engaging Parents

    6 minute read
    Erica Loop says:
    If you’re planning on sending home science activities, you need to connect with the parents first. This post provides plenty of ways to create a parent-teacher relationship. What I love about this is that it’s so helpful when it comes to taking the first step. When that relationship is established it makes involving parents in at-home school work so much easier.
  • scholastic.com
    scholastic.com

    40 Cool Science Experiments on the Web

    5 minute read
    Erica Loop says:
    This is a mega list of ideas. No, you won’t find the steps for how-tos on this post. But, it has links galore to some crazy cool ideas. I can see sending these home in an email school newsletter so that parents can follow the links.
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