It’s learning to ask the right questions. Teach your child to follow this process:
Think of a question. How do rockets fly? What happens to plants if it stops raining?
Learn more. Go to the library. Read a book about rockets. Go on the Internet to learn more about plants.
Make a guess about the answer to the question. Scientists call this the hypothesis.
Figure out what you can change to see if your guess is right or not. (Scientists call this the variable, because it is the only thing that will change.) Your child should grow two plants. She’d water one and not water the other.
Do your experiment. Keep accurate records. (Scientists call it data.)
Compare. Was your guess correct? Do you have more questions that you want to answer?
Show what you’ve learned. Scientists share their knowledge with others.
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