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    Quote Originally Posted by Mariam View Post
    There are lots of resources that could be helpful. So many that it is hard just to list them out, without knowing more specifically what you are looking for.

    We started science early too. DS is interested in engineering & physics, so we watched Bill Nye videos, created experiments and projects, read books about the different topics. There are so many great resources.

    On my blog, I list some resources that we used for different projects. I don't know if it will help. I don't talk about what we did, but I do have lists of information that we used.
    Thank you so much!!! I really liked your blog. It will definitely help me a lot!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nilufar View Post
    Thank you so much for the reply. I would really appreciate if you would suggest me how can I relate different units so that I can help DS to build up a strong basis for long term. Would you mind if I come back again for any suggestion on age appropriate books and any other resources available for any topic? Would you suggest any other sites like Teachers Pay Teachers?

    Thanks again!!
    I agree with Miriam - I've also done some "anatomy of a project" type posts on my blog over the years, but it's so individual. That's part of what forums like this one are for - asking about individual resources for a topic that are right for your kid. So, yeah, come back and ask about specific topics as you plan to do projects or units about them. Teachers Pay Teachers is fine - but the quality of the resources there is going to be uneven. And the best resources are going to be real books most of the time - especially for younger kids.

    As for long term retention... he's in 2nd grade. He's both soaking up everything like a sponge and likely to forget a lot of the specifics long term. That's normal. Especially with a gifted kid who has a lot of questions, you're going to run into lots of times when he's interested in a level of detail that it's really okay if he doesn't fully retain long term. You might enjoy reading Why Don't Students Like School, which is a lot about memory and how the brain works for things like retention.
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