Family Science Learning Overview

Now that you’ve made a decision about your “Should We” question, your decision becomes much more powerful when you share it with others! In this activity, you’ll decide on some ways to share  your decision, why you think the decision is important, and what you hope to accomplish.


This activity has 2 parts:

  • Part 1: Review your decision about your “Should We” question. 
  • Part 2: Decide what and how to share your decision with others and do it!

What Can You Do To Support Learning?

  • This is an opportunity to share your family’s histories and values. You might also explore a familial or cultural practice or decision you make in the same way as previous generations in your family.
  • There are many ways that you can share your decisions and recommendations: making a video, using social media, making a flyer, writing a letter to a city councilperson, etc. Encourage the family to think broadly about ways to share your decisions!
  • Decisions and recommendations are more powerful when people feel a sense of “collective agency”. Encourage the family to think broadly about who to share with and why.

Activity Sheet

Connecting with Other Families

Decisions are always more powerful when you can gather others in your community to share your decision. This can start with sharing with others in your family, apartment building, cultural community, faith community, or school, amongst many other possibilities. Exploring possible decisions and sharing your decisions with other families in your community will also help you better understand who you will affect with your decisions, and how you can make decisions that are beneficial to the most humans and more-than-humans in your community.

Connect to Other Activities

  • LE9.A: Connecting back to our “Should We” questions
  • LE9.B: Returning to our models to ask more questions
  • LE10.A: Making decisions around our “Should We” questions

Learning in Places Frameworks to Consider

Making and Sharing ethical decisions example