Good resources for helping children to understand science are available at NSTA.org, KidSource.com and Schools.Discovery.Education.com. NSTA.org provides valuable tips for parents attempting to help and support a child who is having difficulty with science.
NSTA.org offers links to resources and useful information about what to do at home to encourage a child to explore and understand the world of science. One tip suggests that a parent and child to do science together, because children tend to learn by investigating and experimenting. An actual science experiment is provided with thought-provoking questions a parent can ask a child during the process. This website also features an education checklist of what parents should look for in a good learning-based science program.
KidSource.com features guidelines for parents that are geared toward nurturing a child’s interest in science. This website features the latest research and myths about science education and instructs parents on how to use the computer to aid in learning. The site hosts a list of online resources and tips on how parents can help with science homework.
Schools.DiscoveryEducation.com features interactive videos and programs on subjects such as the chemistry of fireworks, the water cycle and city birds. Three different categories of videos include earth science, physical science and life science. Discovery also hosts links to Bill Nye the Science Guy, a reference desk, interactive text books and worksheets.