Preparing for Science Homework Help and Advice

Here are some ideas for ways to give  science homework help to your kids

science homework helpIt is the beginning of the school year and before you know it as a parent you will be asked for science homework help. Science is a little different than other subjects because they are often drawing, projects and have hands on things to do. As they grow older, science tests can be tricky because they often apply knowledge, just not memorize.

 Here are  5 science homework help tips:

Go to Back to school night. This is where you get all the information about science fair projects and any science homework help, tips and advice. It is where you learn what type of project is required, the due dates, and any particular things the science teacher will be looking for.

Buy and gather supplies ahead of time that are often used for science projects and science fairs. This avoids last minute rush and the risk that supplies in the stores are gone. Display boards, paint, clay, colored paper, double edged sticky tape, markers that are not dried up, baby food jars, cardboard boxes, mason jars, and plenty of duct tape are some common examples.

Learn how to help study for science tests. There is a lot of vocabulary to memorize, steps to procedures (how test for acid/base), and sequences (like how the digestive system works). Leaning how to drill these kind of thing to prepare for a test will be a big help. These things need to be down pat so when taking the test they have it ready to use for the “thinking” questions.

Show interest in the science units and encourage them to talk about what they are learning or let them explain things to you. You can find some fun science experiments on your own to do at home that go with the topic. The more they use the science vocabulary on their own, the better the chance of remembering it later on!

You will notice that science homework help does not include parents stepping in and doing some of the work for them!  But with science it is often the case that the kids will need you to be a partner, to help them do their work the best they can. Always encourage them to do their best.

Get in the practice of marking due dates on the calendar. This may help avoid the stress of running around at the last minute getting supplies and making display boards.

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+Help With Homework for Science and In General

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In general, school, homework and learning can be a real struggle for many children -and as parents we struggle with how to help with homework for science and other projects too. I know this firsthand from watching my boys. Early on, I decided that my guys should never have to look far for the proper tools. Like a busy executive, they needed to concentrate on the task before them, and should have anything they need close at hand. There is a closet in our house that looks like the school supply section at Wal-Mart. The boys have tools to stay organized. They have plenty of socks, underwear, and soccer clothes. We have calculators, computers, dictionaries, encyclopedia, rulers, compasses, and yes, we keep spare science display boards. (We even keep completed projects, as you may have read

To prepare for this article, I walked through my house and made a list of the supplies we keep on hand. This list can be a springboard for getting supplies ready for your children. Let this list help you as you help your children to help themselves.

Lots of pencils
Erasers
Pens
Markers – wide tip & fine point
Permanent markers
Highlighters in several colors
Zip lock bags – all sizes
Protractors
Compass
Rulers
Glue and glue sticks
Spray adhesive
Scotch tape – wide and thin
Duct tape and packing tape
Sticky tack
Thumb tacks
Paper clips
Paper fasteners
Index cards
LOTS of Notebook paper, wide and college rule
Notebooks – 1 & 3 subject in both rules-
with the THICK cardboard covers
Graph paper
Graph paper NOTEBOOKS (invaluable for math)
Card stock in white and colors
Colored computer paper
Construction paper

White drawing paper
Folders – pocket and prong
Manilla file folders
Envelopes – including large yellow ones
Full sheets of sticker paper
Labels
Newsprint, bought for $1 at the newspaper office
Pencil cases
Bookbags (one of the boys broke his yesterday
and I was grateful we had a spare)
Notebook dividers
Looseleaf binders in several sizes
Sheet protectors
Baby food jars
Old magazines – including National Geographic,
given away free by our local library
Tempera paint
Globe
Wall Map
Atlas
Old set of encyclopedias
Dictionary
Thesaurus
Electronic Dictionary – for the short definitions
and the easy look up
Calculators, some cheap, some not
Extra Ink Cartridges
Memory sticks/thumb drives

I’m quite aware that this is a LOT of stuff. But you will be amazed at how much help with homework those supplies will give you! Cut down on the stress and buy it in advance, you’re going to end up buying most of it anyway

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