The study of science, like none other, really helps us understand the world around us, how it functions and how we interact with it. Starting at a very young age, we begin teaching children about scientific principles – hot and cold, light and dark, names of animals, and so on. As our children grow we build on these basic concepts and expand on the three types of sciences. In the physical sciences we study chemistry and physics as we learn about things like energy, force and motion and the chemical make-up of everyday items. In earth science we learn about things like weather, geology, and astronomy and gain a better understanding of Earth and space. In life science we study biology, physiology and anatomy, genetics and more that allow us to appreciate the complex world of living things. Having a well-rounded science curriculum that develops knowledge and understanding in each of these types of science is important.
Science does not have to be taught using textbooks. In fact, research has shown that students gain a better understanding of scientific principles by doing. This is why hands-on science experiments are important to a quality science education. In addition to hands-on activities, the thinking skills developed by the use of the scientific method will benefit children long after their school years. Educents has a variety of science resources that will help you not only teach the science content but also provide your learners with great hands-on experiments and resources to guide them through the thinking process. Don’t forget the notebooking resources that allow your learners to document their observations, thoughts, and knowledge.
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