Ten Top Tips for Science
Ask your son/daughter questions
about their environment
• Where are the light sources in this room?
• What kind of creatures live in a forest habitat?
• How are shadows formed?
• When cooking ask if the changes are
• reversible or not
• Ask them to name the bones in the body
Do not be afraid of getting it wrong.
1. Science is all about trial and error until
we get to the acceptable solution
2. Having a go – a discussion, talking about
what could happen and what should
happen is all part of the learning process
Learn to work as a team
• Together we can solve any solution and if
not have fun learning the processes of
how to get there.
Listen to the news – keep a
scrapbook of scientific articles
• There is a lot of scientific work going on in
our world today – watch relevant news
clips to help with understanding how
science is important outside the
• A healthy diet and plenty of water is as
important to learning as much as reading,
writing and taking part in a learning
• Encourage your child to eat healthily and
take part in exercise
• The learning process is not just for school
time and should not be made a chore.
• There are many experiments you can do
at home and these are fun as well as a
valuable learning experience.
• Take time to visit museums, parks, the
beach and nature trails.
• There is a lot of fun to be had here too as
well as a wealth of learning experiences.
• There are many good sites on the internet
which will help with revision. Some of
these will be on the handout others will be
passed on to the pupils at different stages
during the year.
• BBC Revisewise has a lot of good,
interactive games which will help to
• There are many revision programs on the
• Watch selected documentaries
• Remember – you can only eat an elephant
one spoonful at a time.
• A little and often is always the best way to
learn and to help you remember