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Summer Home Learning Recipes

Summer Home Learning Recipes

Posted - Jun. 5, 2003 at 10:32 a.m.



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(KSL News) -- Keeping kids interested in science over the summer break is easier than you think.

A local physics teacher says you can start the minute you hit the road with your children for a vacation. He says to buy a notebook full of graph paper. It'll keep your student busy while you drive.

John Hinton Physics Teacher: "THE NUMBER ONE THING THAT THEY CAN DO IS TO HAVE THEIR STUDENTS ANSWER THEIR OWN QUESTIONS. IN OTHER WORDS, WHEN THEY ASK YOU A QUESTION, HAVE THEM COME UP WITH THEIR OWN ANSWER."

Have them start by writing down the question, then let them work through the reasoning process to come up with the answer.

Hinton says by the time you reach the hotel... your student will have learned a valuable lesson in deductive reasoning.

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