Actionable advice for parents and teachers—
based on science. 

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Let kids do it themselves

Today, I’ve asked Julia Leonard to share her tip of the week.


“It’s not working! I’m just no good at science.”


“Oh no!” I thought. This reaction was exactly what I was trying to prevent. I was teaching third through fifth graders about potential and kinetic energy, and they were using pipe insulation and other recyclables to build roller coasters for marbles.

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