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Get parents involved in their kid's science education! Send this experiment home with your students to do with their parents or other family member. The Experiment Worksheet includes questions for the student to answer and bring back to class for discussion, as well as detailed instructions for the experiment. The experiment requires only common household items to perform.
Latest Assignment: Eggs at Rest Stay at
Contributed by: St.
Louis Science Center
Will you scramble eggs?
Discover how an egg at rest stays at rest with an egg, a broom,
an empty toilet paper roll, a pie pan and a glass of water.
The TryScience Parent Pages, contributed by the
Partnership for Science Literacy,
an initiative of the
American Association for the Advancement of Science include a wealth of information and ideas for getting a child's family involved in their science education, as well as links to many other helpful resources.
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are countless opportunities for parents, teachers, and children to experience the fun of science together in the community. Many
science centers support programs out in the community through a variety of partnerships and outreach efforts.
Find a Science Center
in your town and find out what your community has to offer, or check out these
helpful guides found in the
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Here are some additional resources:
FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is an multinational non-profit organization, that aspires to transform culture, making science, math, engineering, and technology as cool for kids as sports are today.
FIRST operates the
FIRST Robotics Competition
in which teams of high school students, sponsored and assisted by local companies and volunteers, design, assemble, and test a robot capable of performing a specified task in competition with other teams.
FIRST also runs the
FIRST LEGO League
(FLL), considered the "little league" of the
FIRST Robotics Competition. It extends the FIRST concept to
children aged 9 through 14 through a partnership between FIRST and
the LEGO Company. Young participants can build a robot and compete
in a friendly, FIRST-style robotics event specially designed for
their age group. Using LEGO bricks and other elements such as
sensors, motors, and gears, teams gain hands-on experience in
engineering and computer programming principles as they construct
and program their unique robot inventions.
Odyssey of the Mind
Odyssey of the Mind involves
students from kindergarten through college in an educational
program culminating in an international competition. Kids use
creativity and problem solving in challenges that range from
building mechanical devices to presenting interpretations of
literary classics. Students compete on the local, state, and then
World level. Thousands of teams from throughout the U.S. and from
about 25 other countries participate in the program.
The Science Olympiad, an
international nonprofit organization devoted to improving the
quality of science education, promotes intramural, district,
regional, state and national tournaments. The Science Olympiad
tournaments are rigorous academic interscholastic competitions
that consist of a series of individual and team events, which
students prepare for during the year through classroom activities,
research, and training workshops. The Science Olympiad provides
recognition for outstanding achievement in science education by
both students and teachers.