Science helps answer all those tough questions kids ask, like ‘Why is the sky blue?’ and ‘Why do stars twinkle?
-Science involves a lot of communication with other people.
-Science develops patience and perseverance in kids.
-It can help kids form a healthy dose of scepticism.
-Science teaches kids about the world around them.
-Science can spark in kids’ minds that they, too, can help solve the world’s big problems.
Science teaches kids about life
Science involves a lot of talking and listening to others; it develops patience, too – a lot of the time in science things don’t happen overnight.
Add to the mix are skills for life such as perseverance, problem-solving and researching.
It helps kids to think about what could happen before they do it, to create a hypothesis in their mind. Then kids learn that not everything works the first time. Some experiments fall in a heap and you have to find out what went wrong, and try again.
Science in school also teaches kids about the way the world works eg, how clothes are made or why volcanoes erupt?
It can spark ideas in kids’ minds that they, too, may one day be capable of creating solutions to big problems.It can teach kids to form their own opinions rather than take those of others for granted. In science you’re taught to go about getting a whole lot of information from different people and sources – experts, teachers – it’s not just Googling for the answer online.
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