Science is a fun and intriguing subject that can teach students to be analytical and curious about the world around them. The natural world is full of wonder and science is a great way to help explore and study that. Science programs teach kids how to exercise their brains and work together to find a logical solution to a problem. In a time when students are learning remotely and exploring more outside of the classroom, see the importance that science programs have.
Science is all around us
Science manifests itself in our daily lives. The knowledge and the expertise about how we navigate the world is thanks to science. Why does an apple fall and drop to the ground? How do we know that metal retains heat? Or that we shouldn’t combine certain chemicals? All these can be answered by science. Even daily tasks like riding the bus to school are a byproduct of science; the school bus moves because of mechanical engineering, the stoplights are controlled by civil engineering, the trees passed by are converting sunlight into energy to create oxygen and the exhaust from the bus affects the air pollution and climate of the city.
Science is also a wonderful way to try and improve our way of life. Science is what helped and created many of the technology we use each and every day. The scientific method helped scientists create the world’s first vaccines. Science helped us figure out how to create electricity and power our homes. Discoveries in science are allowing us to problem solve and try to figure out how to improve the way of life we have. How to treat the earth better with recycling and other things to help the environment. Science influences everything we do and how we do it.
Why Science in Schools
Science affects and surrounds the world around us. It is the thing that advances technology and keeps us educated and evolving. Science programs also help students to learn how to be skeptical and to question the world around them. It enforces hard work and perseverance to prove your hypothesis. Science allows you to practice problem-solving skills and creativity. It also allows us to retain information better and in more efficient ways. Science classes and the teachers who teach them, allow students to think of ways they can contribute scientifically. Whether that is through engineering or invention or even the study of microorganisms. Scientists continue to educate us about the world we live in.
DIY Science Projects
Science is just as fun as it is interesting. There are many fun science projects to get your mind working and your interest peaks. There are numerous DIY science ideas that you can try with you and your children to get them interested in the world around them. It’s important that your child stay engaged with science and involved with experiments, even if they are learning from home. Here are some DIY science projects you can do with them at home.
We know that education is looking different this year, with remote school and less hands-on learning. That’s why we have the Scholastic Support Center! This will give your child the hands-on instruction and enrichment activities that they normally would get in the classroom, all in a clean and safe YMCA program.