Science is just as important as learning other subjects like mathematics and history. The increased push towards a STEM education is at the forefront of conversations about education today. Between the amount of material to cover to students being discouraged at the amount to master, science can be a difficult subject to teach. However, the importance of teaching science is what should be at the forefront of an educator’s mind. There is so much more than the memorization of theories, formulas and vocabularies. At a glance, science involves communication with different people, teaches patience and perseverance, can help kids form a healthy dose of skepticism, teaches kids about the world around them, and lets them know that they can help solve the worlds problems. Here are some important aspects that science offers children.
Teaching science offers students to opportunity to increase their overall understanding of how and why things work. Science teaches kids about the world around them. From the human body to methods of transportation, science can explain the mechanics and reasons behind complex systems. This knowledge can be used to understand new concepts, make informed decisions and pursue new interests. Additionally, because science can provide tactile or visible proof of many facts we see on tv and in books, children and teenagers can increase their understanding and retain information better.
Problem Solving Skills
Children can develop a healthy dose of skepticism from studying science. Science also instills a sense of intrigue that allows students to understand and form questions based on the knowledge they gained. Many students find science inspiring and interesting and, thus, pursue new scientific interests. Science can give children the belief that they can help solve the world’s problems, which is a great thing. Science instills the ability to think logically and solve problems. Almost everything you see is because individuals had a question and used their knowledge of science to solve it.
Science teaches the basics of how certain devices work. This helps children develop ideas of their own and possibly invent new technology in the future. Knowing how telescopes, microscopes, and other laboratory devices work can help you examine objects and determine the differences. This basic knowledge of technology also assists in fixing minor problems in electronic objects at home.
Science explains how the earth functions and how to make use of natural resources. Science also teaches about the lack of these resources, how it affects living things, and how to conserve them. Information about wildlife and how environmental changes and changes in resources affect them is also learned. Awareness of how to conserve natural resources and affect wildlife can be used for one’s whole life. Information about natural disasters and survival skills is also an important part of science.
Almost everything that a person does requires a basic knowledge of science, and logical reasoning that is based on this subject. In the school assembly program “The Wacky Science Show”, my mission is simple- to get kids excited about science. This elementary school show is packed with mind boggling experiments as I help your students explore the world of science and demonstrate the scientific process, step-by-step, in a fun and engaging way.