Dinnertime is the perfect opportunity to spark interesting family conversations. Here are 20 scientific topics to discuss with teenagers around the table (or anywhere else you choose). Use the question prompts to get them thinking. Factual answers are provided, but quite a few of the questions have no right or wrong response and will simply encourage a stimulating debate.
Children constantly come up with brilliant questions and sometimes, as parents, we don’t know how to respond. In this resource, we answer some of children’s most commonly asked scientific queries and encourage them to be curious about some they may not yet have thought of. Set your children off on a journey of discovery, safe in the knowledge that you have the correct answer.