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Less than a quarter of parents help children determine future goals

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Dancing cornstarch, liquid traffic lights, goop and gak… These are just some of the random acts of science that took place yesterday as parenting expert, Alyson Schafer, spread the word about the importance of a science education for Canada's youth.

According to a recent survey, parents have much more influence over their children's future education and career paths than they realize. However, they are not taking the time to speak to their children about their future goals - especially when it comes to science.

Random acts of science coordinated by Let's Talk Science and Amgen Canada took place to show parents how fun and interesting science can be for them and their children.

SHOT LIST:

  • Wide shot of Union Station concourse
  • Let's Talk Science volunteer explaining corn starch science experiment
  • Let's Talk Science volunteer performing Traffic Light experiment to onlookers
  • Let's Talk Science volunteer making Gak® to onlookers
  • Let's Talk Science volunteer performing Traffic Light experiment to onlookers
  • People being handed cards with tips on how to make science experiments at home with their kids
  • Let's Talk Science volunteer demonstrating how water in ziplock bag won't leak despite being impaled with pencils
  • People being handed cards with tips on how to make science experiments at home
  • Let's Talk Science volunteer performing experiment with dry ice
  • Children interacting with Let's Talk Science volunteers
  • People being handed cards with tips on how to make science experiments at home
  • Interview clip with Alyson Schafer, parenting expert
  • Interview clip with Dr. Bonnie Schmidt, President of Let's Talk Science
  • Interview clip with Dr. Bonnie Schmidt, President of Let's Talk Science

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DATE OF POSTING:  November 23, 2011

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