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Is Your Child a Science Star?

Want to find out if your child has a knack for science? Take this quiz! Then exp lore some ways you can nurture her scientific talents.

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Want to find out if your child has a knack for science? Take this quiz! Then explore some ways you can nurture her scientific talents.

1. Does your child enjoy collecting rocks, shells, pinecones, or other small bits of nature?

  • Always
  • Sometimes
  • Never

2. Does your child seem fascinated by that moldy piece of cheese in the back of the refrigerator? Does her interest go beyond the typical, "That's gross"?

  • Always
  • Sometimes
  • Never

3. Does your child like to build and tinker with things--trying to make a faster paper airplane or go-cart, or a taller house of cards?

  • Always
  • Sometimes
  • Never

4. Is your child curious about the way things work? Does she enjoy taking things apart and putting them back together again (or perhaps not quite putting them back together again)?

  • Always
  • Sometimes
  • Never

5. Does your child talk about nature--the shapes of clouds, the dew or frost on the ground in the morning?

  • Always
  • Sometimes
  • Never

6. Does your child like growing things?

  • Never
  • Always
  • Sometimes

7. Does your child take pleasure in recognizing cause and effect in the world around her? For example, if she were walking on a beach, would she notice that crashing waves change the shape of the shoreline?

  • Never
  • Always
  • Sometimes

8. Does your child enjoy conducting science experiments? If she's younger, does she like mixing things together into "potions" to see what will happen?

  • Never
  • Always
  • Sometimes

9. Does your child ask a lot of questions about things she sees? ("Why are some sunsets prettier than others? What's thunder and lightning, really? What is rust, anyway?")

  • Always
  • Sometimes
  • Never

10. Does your child enjoy watching science-related TV programs, such as Bill Nye the Science Guy, The Magic Schoolbus, Science Court, or NOVA?

  • Always
  • Sometimes
  • Never

1. Does your child enjoy collecting rocks, shells, pinecones, or other small bits of nature?
Sometimes

2. Does your child seem fascinated by that moldy piece of cheese in the back of the refrigerator? Does her interest go beyond the typical, "That's gross"?
Sometimes

3. Does your child like to build and tinker with things--trying to make a faster paper airplane or go-cart, or a taller house of cards?
Sometimes

4. Is your child curious about the way things work? Does she enjoy taking things apart and putting them back together again (or perhaps not quite putting them back together again)?
Sometimes

5. Does your child talk about nature--the shapes of clouds, the dew or frost on the ground in the morning?
Sometimes

6. Does your child like growing things?
Sometimes

7. Does your child take pleasure in recognizing cause and effect in the world around her? For example, if she were walking on a beach, would she notice that crashing waves change the shape of the shoreline?
Sometimes

8. Does your child enjoy conducting science experiments? If she's younger, does she like mixing things together into "potions" to see what will happen?
Sometimes

9. Does your child ask a lot of questions about things she sees? ("Why are some sunsets prettier than others? What's thunder and lightning, really? What is rust, anyway?")
Sometimes

10. Does your child enjoy watching science-related TV programs, such as Bill Nye the Science Guy, The Magic Schoolbus, Science Court, or NOVA?
Sometimes

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