Science can be a fascinating topic and capturing imaginations young can lead to a lifelong love of science and the development of much-needed skills. So how can you help your child fall in love with science (or at least get to grips with its core concepts?)

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Science lends itself particularly well to experiential learning (learning through experience). In the classroom, preparations for experiments, conducting of experiments and analysis of results will be part of what is taught. You can encourage the types of skills needed for effective engagement in these activities in some simple ways. Try science in the kitchen with common kitchen chemicals and tools like baking powder.