If your teen doesn’t see that, encourage him to look past his books for the fun side of science.
Ask his teacher whether there are any simple experiments he can do at home to help him understand the current lesson.
Check out a local museum, planetarium, or university for an exhibit that may relate to what he’s learning at school. Again, ask his teacher for ideas.
Turn to the media—TV, a CD, a video, or the Internet—for more information on the lesson. Many Internet sites include ideas for experiments that students can try at home. Others offer science games and puzzles.
Make the most of labs. Labs are the best part of science. They offer the chance to do what the teacher is talking about in class. Encourage your teen to choose science courses that have lab components.
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