teaching science to children
Science is not just teaching theories and formulaes to children. It is also a kind of art to learn how to ask the questions and find ways to seek the answers.
Introducing children to the many excellent biographies of scientists that have been written for children. They can read about Galileo, Newton, Priestly, Pasteur and Einstein. The children who cannot yet read independently can join with accomplished readers from their own age group or with older children and listen to the accounts they read aloud.
The delight in questioning should be sustained. What is needed is a learning environment which encourages rather than discourages inquiry. There is a reasonable area outside my school which is the property of the school. I would love to transform thata place into a pet’s and plant’s den. But how are the living things are to be taken care of during hte school holidays? A question yet to be answered.
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