Whether or not you enjoyed science as a kid, you have the chance to give your kids the ultimate learning experience. Learning by doing helps turn knowledge into wisdom, increases their vocabularies, and becomes a natural segway into practical math. Best of all, when you engage in fun science all of this happens in an open-ended, fun environment.Science is important. Real science helps us build bridges, slow climate change, even treat infectious diseases. Our science doesn’t ignore the real science just to make it fun. We create pretend mass spectrometers to date mummies, cook up edible blood to learn about the components, and run obstacle courses to learn how electrons act in circuits.
Studies from the University of Chicago show that learning through physical experiences help students understand concepts more deeply. This is because hands-on learning changes how kids process information tying in more parts of the brain into learning new concepts. This has the ultimate effect of students who are more engaged and test better.
Engaging students through a blend of science, technology, engineering, art, and math yields the ultimate learning experience. Putting knowledge into practice quickly finds and addresses weaknesses in student understanding, as well as providing a model for long-term learning – meaning your child won’t quickly forget the concepts at hand.