How to Raise a Science Lover

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Children are full of questions, wonder and are mesmerized at how the world works. What’s great about this is that you can easily bring a lot of curiosity into children’s lives whatever age they’re at. Science is one of the biggest reasons we have a lot of technology, medical breakthroughs and, even further afield, reaching into the depths of space. Even as adults that amazes us, so how can we show that same passion in our children?

We take a look at the ways you can bring up a child that’s constantly curious and eager to learn about science from the stellar advice of a private school in Birmingham.

Take your child on trips

When we say trips, we mean science-related days out that can be enjoyed with the family. There may be a science museum close to you, or a fun walk that showcases the local wildlife – it doesn’t just have to be about chemical experiments. Taking your child outside of the home or classroom to engage in different activities will spark their curiosity, continue to ask questions and look to explore those subjects in more detail.

Let them access different kinds of media

There are plenty of TV programmes and films that children can watch which will give them the opportunity to look at different elements of science – like animals, biodiversity, weather changes, geology, astronomy and much more.

 

Apps and video games are also great avenues that cater to younger children and give them plenty of skills like reacting under pressure, testing their knowledge of science and also making it fun and not too taxing for children.

Visit a wildlife centre

From a local farm sanctuary to a visit to a safari park, kids will love learning about animals that they don’t see regularly and tend to be keen to learn more about them. These areas are great for children to learn with these parks and centres having multiple activities and learning opportunities catered just to children. 

Bring experiments into the home

Children love to get their hands dirty and experience lots of fun things that will test their senses. Many science experiments done in school can also be tried out at home. It’s a great way of building your bond with your child through play and social activities.

 

Experiments to try include the standard mentos and cola explosion, but you can also make slime together, soap mix to blow bubbles with, vinegar and bicarbonate of soda, making rockets with different chemicals inside and even cooking or baking together.

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