Science is just the study of the physical and natural world through observation and experiment. This means science has always been around! Sure enough a caveman may not have known the ins and out of an atom, but they’ll have been practicing science without even knowing it. If every time they went near a dinsoaur they lost a finger and decided to no longer go near it, they’ve been doing science!
Science is obviously something very important today and is responsible for furthering the human race as much as possible. It’s something becoming more and more part of everyday life, with landers in various points in space and people being turned into cyborgs on Earth...ok, just kidding about that last part! It’s always good to have an understanding of something so fundamental in day to day life, so get your kids brains going whilst they’re still young!
Did you know?
If you thought your child was heavy to lift in and out of the car, then just be thankful they aren’t a neutron star! Just a thimbleful of the stuff weighs millions (yes, millions!) of tonnes. Wow.
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3 reasons to get into Science
Science will stimulate and interest your children.
Explosions, fizzing, popping, things on fire...there are loads of different reactions that happen in science and they all interest young children! Your kids will be exposed to so many different stimulants that they’ll be in awe. You’ll never hear the end of their science adventures!
Science helps children in a lot of other educational subjects.
If you get your kids into science, they’ll pick up a loads of other valuable skills along the way! They might have to do a calculation which would improve their maths skills. They might have to write up a report, helping their English skills. As an added bonus, if your kids are doing experiments then they’ll have to also clean up after themselves. As parents we can only wait and see if this cleaning up habit prompts them to start clearing their things away at home!
Science satisifies your children's curious nature.
You could argue that scientists are just like big kids - they like to play about with things, make discoveries and are curious about everything. These are 3 qualities that kids have in abundance, so put them to use through science! Your kids will be making their own mini discovieries every day and the beauty of science is that it never ends - there are always more discoveries just waiting to be made.
Most people say that it is the intellect which makes a great scientist. They are wrong: it is character.