Thanks to its partnership with publisher Eye on Education, EducationWorld is pleased to present this family event idea from Family Science Night: Fun Tips, Activities, and Ideas by Shelley Connell. Family Science Nights are a wonderful way to engage children in hands-on science when there isn't enough time during the school day. They cultivate creativity, imagination, and innovation. This article lists three characteristics to keep in mind when planning a successful Family Science Night for your school.
Kids like to have fun! Child development research has shown that certain experiences are highly beneficial for young children, evoking feelings of happiness, comfort and ultimately, fun. Some of the best experiences children can have are when they:
In order to make sure that children are having the best possible experiences, at least three characteristics should be included at each Family Science Night station to engage elementary students and their families in hands-on science:
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