Free Family Science Event 2013
SMARTS Club is organizing a unique Free Science Family Event where parents and kids can get involved and participate in science demonstrations, experiments and activities. It is a hands-on and minds-on event and kids get to “make it-take it” some of the models home. It is an evening full of learning and fun for the whole family.
We are also encouraging kids to demonstrate any their own science related activities at the event.
What is Family Science Event?
It is an event where kids and families come together to participate in a science oriented activities. Family science events are catching on all over the country as a way of bringing families together to learn about science.
Unlike science fairs, in which students share their expertise with judges and visitors, everyone involved in a family science night plays a role in scientific discoveries.
While parents and students explore the world of science by participating in hands-on activities, teachers perform demonstrations and answer questions.
The end results of such an event are increased confidence in kids’ ability to do well in science and more parental involvement in science education. Everyone ends up having a lot of fun too!
What is the importance of Family Science Event?
Family science Events is an extension of National Science Teachers Association Position Statement on informal science education. It complements, supplements, deepens, and enhances classroom science studies. Family Science Event presents opportunity for mentors, professionals, and citizens to share time, effort, creativity and expertise with youngsters and adult learners. Such events also provide an effective means for parents to share intellectual curiosity with their children. It also helps parents to reinforce learning at home, and encourage students to see science everywhere.
Value to Children
Research shows direct link between parental attitudes and student achievement. The kids have “fun” doing science and bring scientific learning to family unit. These events spark children’s scientific interest by allowing them to manipulate objects and participate actively. It also encourages doing science at home with everyday materials. Family Science event promotes and builds connections between classroom science and the real world.
Value to Parents
These events stimulate parents’ interest in science and their children’s science education. These events provide parents an excellent opportunity for intellectual interaction with their children. Thus it increases parents’ scientific interest and knowledge in their kids’ education. Parents become more aware as to how their kids learn science. It provides parents a window to discuss how science as a subject is interesting and inspiring in a lifelong pursuit.
Top Ten reasons for holding family science events
- It helps the children learn!
- The kids really enjoy it!
- Families do something together!
- It’s interesting, educational, and fun!
- Good interaction with the kids and their peers!
- Gets kids away from the TV and spending time as a family.
- Families have an opportunity to learn new things and spend time with their children!
- The children enjoy showing their parents what they can do!
- Parents get to meet other parents in the community and learn a lot about current trends in science and education in general!
- It’s a fun, sharing, educational time for children—and it’s free!
Check out the details in the flyer for attending and participating in the Event.