You ask your child a question that needs research. Your child presents a report, either orally or in writing.
If you have a home computer, your child can use this as an opportunity to learn how to do research on the Internet (you’ll want to supervise this). If not, you might want to plan these questions around a visit to the public library.
Here are some questions to get you started:
Who was the first astronaut to walk on the moon? What else happened on that space mission?
When was the first presidential election held in the United States? What were the events leading up to the election?
What is the largest dinosaur known to humans? How did it live?
How is coal formed?
Why do people need sleep? What happens if people don’t get enough sleep?
Of course, you should adjust questions to match your child’s interests and abilities. When your child finds the information you requested, be sure to say “I’m impressed. I didn’t know that—where did you find that information?”
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