LONG BEACH, Calif., Aug. 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- If you could help your child with a school assignment that teaches new concepts, develops critical thinking and provides an opportunity for fun and creativity, you'd jump on it, right?
Well, get ready to put on your lab coats and eye goggles – okay, maybe not the lab coats – and take on the challenge of a science fair project.
Working on a science fair project is a great way for your kids to learn about science and to develop a lifelong love of the scientific process. The trouble is that many students – and their parents – go with either the same old project ideas (think tornado tubes or bubbling volcanoes) or think they have to come up with something that would interest NASA or MIT. Neither is the case.
xUmp.com, a leading internet retailer of scientific educational supplies, toys and gifts, has put together a list of tips, "Beyond the bubbling volcano: Secrets to successful science fair projects," to help you and your child find and develop a successful science fair project. We've added age appropriate guidelines when needed.
After you have checked with your child's teacher or the organization that is hosting the science fair, visit http://www.xump.com/science-sidebar/science-fair-project-secrets.cfm for tips on:
- choosing the right project
- gathering your materials
- keeping track of your findings
- drawing a conclusion
- creating a model or display
We also offer suggestions for when it is time to step back and let your child make decisions, as the two of you enjoy learning about cool science concepts.
Many parents find that they gain in their own knowledge of science and in their relationship with their children by assisting them with a science project. Science fair projects can be a hands-on way to be part of your child's learning process.
Working on a science fair project strengthens your child's math skills through analyzing of data, reading skills through conducting research, and problem-solving skills throughout the whole process. Both the National Science Education Standards and the Mathematics Standards from the National Council for Teachers of Mathematics promote science fairs as a way of making classroom learning more permanent.
Students practice scientific thinking and problem-solving skills and develop their communication skills by presenting what they have learned. There are not many opportunities that offer this kind of at-home application of learning.
For science fair tips, visit http://www.xump.com/science-sidebar/science-fair-project-secrets.cfm, and when you are ready to order some supplies for your one-of-a-kind learning experience, visit: http://www.xump.com. All of the products xUmp.com sells have been carefully screened and selected by staff scientists, to maximize your family's learning and fun.
Anton Skorucak, Founder & CEO, 562-492-9560 x701 or Email.
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