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Family Science Night

Fun Tips, Activities, and Ideas, 1st Edition

By Shelley Connell


144 pages

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Paperback: 9781596672222
pub: 2012-08-27
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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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