Family Science Night
Here are some suggestions for a Family Science Night.
- Choose the activities you want to do.
- Set up stations around the room and have families go to each station. There are eleven experiments included in this kit. This is probably too many for one event, so choose which experiments you want to do at your event.
- Consider starting your event with a group activity. Gather everyone around and read one of the stories suggested at the beginning of this kit. Then, let families go to the stations they are interested in.
- Circulate around the room helping families at each station. If possible, have a volunteer at each station to help families.
- Invite an elder or a trapper to explain the fur activity.
- Most experiments have an explanation at the end of them. This is for the person who volunteers at the booth in case people ask them questions. Many of the concepts will be too much for participants to fully understand, but if the volunteer understands them, it will be easier for them to answer any question.
- End your event with a group activity, such as the family science bingo, which we have included at the end of this kit.