The Importance of Science For Kids and Two Activities
- 13 Sep, 2018
When you think about it, it’s actually pretty hard to get away from science in everyday life. Everything from the yeast in the toast you had for breakfast to why the wind blows to why your eyes are blue instead of brown. Science can be broken down into categories, including chemistry, biology, meteorology, physics, astronomy, and more! So, when you’re trying to incorporate educational science toys or activities into your kid’s day, all it takes is some forethought and planning.
Here are some fun activities you can do with your child that will help them fall in love with science.
Why is the Sky Blue?
This classic question can be difficult to answer when you’re talking to a three year old — it’s much easier to show them how it works. Gather up a glass of water, a glass of milk, an eyedropper, and a flashlight. As you’re shining the flashlight into the glass of water, use the eyedropper to add drops of milk into the water. The protein and fat from the milk, along with the light, will eventually cause the water to look blue.
Bake Some Bread
The kitchen is a wonderful room in the house for learning to place. And bread is a great way to introduce your child to the wonderfully fascinating world of chemistry. You don’t have to go into all of the details, but simply starting the yeast in a glass of warm water and watching it bubble could be enough to really get them excited about this single-celled organism and all of the things it can do — maybe tell them about beer when they’re older though.
Why is Science Important For Kids?
What causes yeast to bubble? Why does the wind blow? What are the twinkling lights in the sky? When you’re exploring the worlds of science with your child, they should be full of questions! This is called critical thinking and it’s a crucial skill for them to build as they grow older and continue to encounter the beautiful strangeness of the world around them.
As you surely aware, science can sometimes be incredibly frustrating. It’s not easy understanding how electrons and neutrons function or why the Earth’s layers are the way they are. But when children are able to ask questions and finally understand these concepts, that feeling of accomplishment can be incredibly addicting — in a good way. Having this kind of resilience, the struggle of working toward understanding, will keep them learning through even the hardest concepts.
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