Mention science class to kids and you will find half of them cringing at the idea of another boring subject they don’t really understand. But kids are natural scientists with almost boundless curiosity, it is the adults and educators that need to make science fun. This is integral to our future, if we want to continue to make progress in science and technology. How do we make science fun for kids and pique their interest. Here are some ideas.
Start with a Science Kit
There are simple science kits that you can buy either at a toy store or online. These kits have a ton of fun activities that your kids will love but they are educational at the same time. Head to the nearest toy store and have a look at the different options you have, there are kits for different age ranges and interests.
You need to tie this in with things that your kids already like. Do they like superheros, construction or what other activities are they into. You will find there is a science kit that covers almost any interest that your children might have.
Some kids tend to be more serious and they might find a chemistry set to be more exciting. Bear in mind there will be some parental supervision that is required. You can help them analyze the results of the experiment and understand what is happening. You never know, you might learn a thing or two yourself. Here is a look at chemistry sets for kids to see for yourself.
Have the Entire Family Join
It will help encourage your child to participate in science experiments and to learn about science if the whole family is involved. Kids get their cues from adults, so when an adult shows interest in science the kids will follow. You can go for walks in the wilderness and teach them about the various plants and animals they see. You can study rocks and how they came to be, you can even try collecting some, you could have an amateur geologist on your hands.
Whatever facet of science that your child shows an interest in you need to encourage, everything in our world can be tied in with science. Don’t be discouraged if your child seems to turn their nose up at the subject, there is some aspect that affects them they will be interested in, you just have to find it.