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Consumer Science in Everyday Life

Consumer science is defined as science connected to the home. In elementary, much of the early science experiments involve activities that have to do with the home. The goal of it is to make consumers informed so they can make the best decisions for their family and it takes science out of the lofty realms of ivory towers to the living room and kitchen. Check out these resources that are related to consumer science in your everyday life.
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Consumer Science in Everyday Life
  • Interpersonal Relationships

    Website
    psychology20.wikispaces.com
    psychology20.wikispaces.com
    Mary Page says:
    Part of consumer science comes as interpersonal relationships. Instead of taking the approach of a parent doing it for a child, this site takes the approach of a person doing it for self. This site gives the theory behind interpersonal relationships as well as the frameworks where interpersonal relationships work.
  • Mary Page says:
    Keeping families strong in America serves the nation well. More and more states are putting in the position of parent educator into schools. The National Parenting Education Network gives added support to the community and gives lessons to parents on child raising and nutrition, and they are opening up opportunities for jobs and learning. They make alliances with outside entities to give the family more options. They house a wealth of information and services on this website.
  • Mary Page says:
    The consumer sciences exist under the Department of Agriculture. These sciences are so important to the economy and development of family that the government dispenses information and creates programs in support. Many involve supporting nutrition of children, and you can find these on this site under the "Food and Nutrition" heading.
  • Mary Page says:
    An organization exists for administrators in family and consumer sciences. The standards, in this case, have not been created for measurement, but for edification. It gives descriptors of what each skill is and what the overall context is for that type of science.
  • Life Skill

    Website
    skillsyouneed.com
    skillsyouneed.com
    Mary Page says:
    A host of skills exist that help people have a quality life. Schools no longer teach those in an organized fashion. Instead, it is often put into an individual education plan as needed. The skills cannot be classified under one objective which has become the present set up for describing what needs to be taught. Instead, these skills straddle several subject strands. Most teachers end up having to spend time teaching it to get to the other required items. Good to have a resource for it.
  • FamilyConsumerSciences.com

    Website
    familyconsumersciences.com
    familyconsumersciences.com
    Mary Page says:
    This site covers the full range of consumer sciences. It highlights interior design, food, child development and clothing. It even gives professional development options. The site is huge so it will take some exploration before you find everything you need. If it is enough then check out its recommended links. The resource helps in that it centralizes any research or advice that's needed to create a program or a lesson making for quick modifications.
  • Mary Page says:
    A professional organization for teachers that highlights using science to create diversity, support life-long learning, embrace change and support the family. It has a large amount of material on consumer science.