Cooking, repairing a bicycle, gardening, helping you fix the toilet, taking care of a fish tank – these are all activities that could be suitable for your child. Think of others that involve observing, asking questions and defining problems, looking for evidence, evaluating information, planning and investigating, measuring, using tools – all practices of scientists and engineers that you can encourage at home. Encourage scientific play in young children. Provide water, vegetable oil, food coloring and a bowl in a "mess allowed" area of the kitchen.
Children are naturally curious. Seek out answers to their questions, together. Model life-long learning. Explore the internet together; take a trip to the library. Look for answers in your yard, a park, a museum.
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