Tips for Using TryScience
These general tips will help you and your children get the most from this site. Look for Parent/Teacher tips throughout the site, especially in the Experiment! section.
Let your kids "drive." Let them control the mouse and their paths through the site. Offer to help if they're stuck with a technical or content-related question.
Encourage your children to ask questions. The point is not whether their answers are right or wrong, but to stimulate curiosity and expand their learning processes.
Help your kids think. Ask them "why" they think what they think. Ask them to go through part of the site a second time and input different answers.
Explore together! Discuss questions and go off on tangents. Help children relate what they're doing on the site to personal experiences.
Use the Web as a resource to find science centers near you. Museums, zoos, aquariums, parks, and botanical gardens are all great places to explore science.
Take a walk together and discover science and technology in your neighborhood.
Have fun! Share a positive attitude about science with your children. Play games and work on activities together.
Encourage children to come back to the site! We regularly change content, so there will always be something new to discover.