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Your child's inner scientist
Sunday, 23 February 2014 00:00

Science can be fun!

Science can be fun, especially if you make it part of a child's everyday routine. Here are some simple tips for bringing science into your child's life.

1. Follow his interests and encourage him to explore subjects he likes
. If he's a sci-fi fan, give him materials about space exploration, or try a palaeontology book on your dinosaur buff.

2. Make time for everyday experimentation, like observing changes in weather or the chemical reactions in cooking.

3. Put scientific concepts in real-world terms. If she's studying states of matter at school, for example, take some water and freeze, boil, and melt it so she can see the scientific processes at work.

4. Listen to his questions and try to find the answers together. Simply telling him the answer won't be as helpful or as empowering as conducting his own research.

5. Explore the science that surrounds you - from the science programs in your community, to museums, to nature walks. Take trips together that pique her curiosity and keep her asking "Why?"

A love of science during childhood is a common trait among the world’s leading scientists. In many cases, at an early age, they witnessed some phenomenon in their environment that they found fascinating. More often than not, this fascination was cultivated into a passion for scientific knowledge by their parents.

How can someone help their child to enjoy science and reap the benefits from it? In any home, demonstrating scientific phenomena can be safe, and can be an extremely enjoyable pastime for children. Here are three experiments that children can play with at home

The scientists of the future are the children of today. Making science enjoyable to children is not difficult, and the rewards are many. In addition to the monetary advantage that a career in science offers, there are other benefits also. The ability to exert effort and get to the truth through reason and experimentation is an invaluable asset to society.

Articles by : greatschools.org and suites101.com


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