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Family Science Night
Fun Tips, Activities, and Ideas

ISBN 9781596672222
Published August 27, 2012 by Routledge
144 Pages

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Book Description

At last! A practical, readable guide for teachers, school leaders, and parent/teacher associations that shows how to plan fun, hands-on science nights! Get easy-to-implement, content-rich tips and ideas that will cultivate positive attitudes toward science! Learn how to involve and actively engage families in their children's science education. Divided into two sections, this highly organized book provides the essential strategies needed to run a successful, fun, cost-effective Family Science Night—from beginning to end.

  • Getting Started: a step-by-step guide to organizing the event.
  • Action Toolkit: ideas and instructions for a variety of hands-on activities for students to do with their families.

You get a wealth of resources, including an organizer's checklist for each station, sources for supplies you'll need, reproducible "Family Fun Cards" to guide families at each station, setup instructions, and several stations that include take-home crafts families can work on together!

Table of Contents

Part I: Getting Started
Chapter 1: Finding Funding
Chapter 2: Forming a Planning Committee
Chapter 3: Getting Volunteers
Chapter 4: Buying and Storing Materials
Chapter 5: Planning Your Stations

Part II: Action Toolkit
Index and Learning Objectives for Family Science Night Stations
Fishing for Planets
Fossil Hunt
Animal Tessellations
Germ Glow
Floating Balls
Bubble Shapes
Paint a Mold
Mobile Planetarium
Super Bubble
Fingerprint ID
Move to the Beat
Paper Airplane
Bloody Fingers
Clay Boat
Cover Your Bases
Super Sand
Crazy Worm
Baby Bottle...Pop!
Wacky Ball
Marker Magic
Soapy Boat
Bubble Glove

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