For children in refugee camps in Greece, learning mostly comes in the form of informal education. To expose children to a science curriculum, Blossom Hill Fellow Erika Gillette has developed science kits that transcend language barriers. Science is a great way to support math and language instruction for children who have experienced interruptions in their education due to war and conflict. Elpida, a Greek teacher who uses Erika's science kits to teach refugee children from Afghanistan and Syria said:
"It is very important for them to learn science and they seem very eager to do so when we introduce science-related material to our main language classes. It helps them develop their interest and talents in science, learn about the world and how it works while supporting them at school and boosting their performance."
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