Life science is one of the easier sciences in terms of learning the concepts and lessons. This is because there isn’t much calculation or math involved until you get to the higher levels of science, which usually happens in college. As a direct result of being one of the easier elementary sciences, a life science project is also relatively easy to do. It usually involves a lot of observation and note taking, and using already built materials.
Find out what your child’s interests are. Everything in our daily life has to do with science, whether it is the rain or our cars and the electricity that flows through all of our electronic devices. Knowing what interests your child has will help you focus on what aspect of Science workshop to focus on. You can tailor your approach and pick the right exercise or experiment depending on what your child enjoys. If they enjoy music, you can find examples of sound and explain to them how sound waves work. If they enjoy sports, you can focus on what goes into hitting a baseball etc.
When you research, use “live” rather than “dead” sources as much as you can, or as much as you need to. A dead source is anything you find in a book, magazine article, a document, online, or any other place it is written down on recorded. A live source is when you get your information by talking to people who have had the experience you’re writing about. In the examples above, Cindy used dead sources–and her imagination–to get her science fiction story right; Arthur Hailey and I used live sources for our research.
And that was my problem. I was one of those experts down the pub that has ‘been there and done it all’ and saw the Internet in a cynical way. I was issuing my own kind of verbal spam over a pint to anyone who would listen. Ignorance was bliss!
Kids like to hang out outside the house. Therefore, another way of getting them to get interested in Science workshop is to take them out for a walk in the park. You’ll be able to point pout the different pets or animals, insects, plants, and flowers. The children can have fun discovering the nature. They’ll not even know that they’re learning.
I have also added a “Vocabulary Section” at the end of the book. Vocabulary words are in bold, italics throughout the book, helping youngsters to learn and appreciate new words. The younger readers may just learn the meaning. A mid-level reader may learn the meaning and spelling, while the higher-level reader might learn the meaning, spelling, and be able to put the word into a sentence. I feel it’s a good learning tool for teachers and parents, as well as the children themselves.
The Animal world: Does your child show an affinity for animals? Explain to them how a cat’s ears rotate to hear its prey better. You can tell them that cats even see better in the dark by expanding their iris to absorb more light. They have natural night-vision!
So, yes, tell everyone you know, because as it turns out, women and science fiction do go together. You don’t have to pander to get women to like the world you’ve created. The fact is: quality writing will draw people in. Throwing dynasty-type antics into a series isn’t going to draw female viewers in (that’s what soap operas are for) and is as blatantly obvious a stunt as creating a female sexbot just to draw male viewers in. But create characters that are interesting (male or female) with equally riveting storylines and trust me, your female viewers will follow.