It can be intimidating to think up science projects to do with your kids during COVID19 school closures. That Expert Show host Anna Canzano interviewed Nicole Temple with the Houston Museum of Natural Science. They discussed age-appropriate ideas for families to incorporate science into their time at home right now.
For younger kids, Temple suggests working on observations and comparisons. If you’re out walking the neighborhood, have them look at and describe flowers, trees or bugs. Take note of the differences between insects, how many legs they have, whether they have wings, their body segments. She said you can extend that learning after getting home by doing a craft project to replicate what was observed during the walk.
Nicole Temple is the Vice President of Education for the Houston Museum of Natural Science.
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