13/02/2020

How to Raise a Science Lover


Science helps to develop a child’s curiosity, build their knowledge and give them a better understanding of the world around them. Science can also help children to develop important life-skills, such as problem-solving, communication and research.
If you would like to help your child develop a love for science, outside of the classroom, here is some great advice from Falcons Boys School
Experiment
Kids are naturally curious and love to experiment, ask questions, and see how things work. Help to stimulate your child’s curiosity by setting up some safe science experiments at home. Don’t worry you don’t need any fancy chemicals or test tubes; you can set up a fun science experiment in minutes, using simple items you have in your kitchen cupboards!
Encourage Questions
Turn your child’s curiosity into a science lesson. For example, if they ask questions about night and day, you could demonstrate the various positions of the sun and moon using a globe. If they ask how rainbows are made, you can demonstrate refraction by shining light through a glass of water.
There are many ways to teach your child science at home, simply by exploring their own ideas and interests.
Water play
Water play is great way to explore science with younger children. You can experiment with different materials and see which ones sink and which ones float. You can also experiment with different materials to see what happens when they are added to water.
Explore Nature
You don’t need to stay at home to explore science; you could head out and explore nature instead. Of course, this depends on the weather, but it’s a good opportunity to encourage your child to think about what happens during the different seasons and what kinds of plants and animals they can see. Discuss the weather and talk about where rain and snow comes from, or the importance of the sun. Think about the trees and how they produce oxygen for us to breathe.
Science is all around us, and by pointing this out to your child you can help to spark their passion for learning.


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