Why Science is important?
Science is a part of our daily life. Everything we do and deal with in life is science, from cooking, playing ball, growing a garden and understanding how technologies work to watching a rainstorm. Science education teaches children more than just the basics of geology, biology, physics and chemistry. Science teaches children to make observations, collect information and to use logical thinking to draw a conclusion. These skills are important for every part of our lives. Children are naturally curious. Science education fuels that curiosity and provides children with valuable ideas, skills, and potential future career choices. Science education gives children the opportunity to experiment and work in teams. These activities enhance communication, research, reporting, and collaboration skills.
Why is hands-on science important for kids?
Students learn best when they’re involved in the learning. This means getting to ask questions and have discussions, and it can also mean letting their interests guide the planning. Students learn by doing. Hands-on science encourages the children to DO something – observe, ask questions, touch, smell, and experiment. Critical thinking skills are enhanced during such science activities. Students can ask the why, how, and what questions. Ultimately science doesn’t just teach children about science, it teaches them about life, how to form their own thoughts and opinions.