Non-traditional academics have many skills different from the general population of "parent volunteers" at an elementary school. This provides a unique opportunity for schools to benefit from well-educated parents who have the time and inclination to create programs that supplement school curricula. Here I describe the Science FUN Fridays that I created to motivate and excite the children about science. My efforts paid off: our participation in the biennial Science Fair went up five-fold following our off-year Science FUN days. And judging by the kids faces at the end of each of our Science FUN days, science can be as much fun as recess!
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