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The routine business of getting back to school is the easy part. It's much more challenging to figure out how to support children's efforts to learn more about the world and their place in it, and to hone the new skills they are acquiring daily. Even if you have felt comfortable reading with your child or helping with math homework in the past, chances are that you, like the vast majority of American parents, feel stymied when it comes to science.
So what can you do to broaden and deepen your child's learning of science? A lot, and you don't need to be an expert or spend enormous sums of cash. For science, as for any school subject, home support falls into three general categories: time, space and resources.
Bird, Mary and Weller, Herman, "Everyday Life is Full of 'Science Moments' to Teach and Share with Children" (1996). STEM Faculty Scholarship. 3.
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