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Resources for Parents

Teachers:

Plan a Family Science Night at your school. Check out these resources:

Family Science Night Handbook

Family Science Night, from Sandia Labs

Organizing a Family Science Night at Your School

Resources from PTO Today

Science With Me®

Help your children learn science the easy, hands-on way with Science With Me! - Science for kids educational website.
Science With Me! is a free educational science website for elementary age children. The website offers science movies and songs, free science coloring sheets, free science worksheets, fun science projects for kids and stories to help young children learn scientific principles and science the fun way. Visit http://www.sciencewithme.com/.

EducationCorner

An online guide to to education sites, resources, and articles on the web. All education topics and resources are sorted by subject and lifestage. It is an online education guide for students, parents, and educators. http://www.educationcorner.com/

Lawrence Hall of Science Parent Portal

Created to provide all parents with clear and practical advice, active participation tools, and solid math and science resources for helping their children learn. Presented by one of the nation's leading centers for math and science education and curriculum development, Parent Portal is accessible and practical--a one-of-a-kind resource for every involved parent.
http://www.lawrencehallofscience.org/get_involved/resources_for_families

CSTA Parent Science Handbook

Designed to help parents instill a love of science in their children, this handbook provides ideas and resources to ensure your child's success in learning how the natural world works.
Download a free copy.

Helping Your Child Learn Science — Cómo ayudar a sus hijos a aprender ciencia

A Resource for Parents Available in English & Spanish
An engaging and educational booklet packed with in-home science activities parents can do with their children. This unique resource helps parents answer their children's most-asked question: "Why?" Awaken your children to the joy of learning by encouraging their imagination and curiosity.
Download the English version
Una copia en español

Teachers and Families Working Together—Parenting Web Resources

http://www.teachersandfamilies.com/open/parent/parenting.html

SID THE SCIENCE KID

is a new educational animated television series using comedy to promote exploration, discovery and science readiness among preschoolers. This production of 40 half-hour episodes, co-produced by The Jim Henson Company and KCET/Los Angeles for PBS KIDSĀ®, debuts on September 1, 2008, as part of the popular PBS KIDS preschool destination. The hosted two-hour morning block and online destination features a practical in-school science curriculum and uses music and humor to celebrate children's natural curiosity about science in everyday life. The energetic and inquisitive Sid starts each episode with a new question ("Why are my shoes shrinking?" "Why do bananas get mushy?") and embarks on a fun-filled day of finding answers with the help of family and friends. Find it at http://pbskids.org/sid/parentsandteachers/.

National Education Association—Getting Involved in Your Child's Education

http://www.nea.org/parents/

Virginia Tech

Includes on-line tutorials and information on improving time management skills, study skills, memory, and more. While aimed at college students, the strategies are helpful for K-12 students and can serve as guidelines for parents to help their children.
http://www.ucc.vt.edu/stdyhlp.html

Business Training Schools

This site offers links to guides on study skills so you can learn how to manage time, take tests and notes, write a good paper, and cite resources.
http://www.business-training-schools.com/bus/the-study-skills-resource-page.php
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