Getting kids interested in science can seem like a mammoth task, as they often say they find it boring or not enjoyable. However there are a few ways you can get them interested whilst at home, detailed below.
Firstly, get them out and about; exploring natural science at its best in parks, beaches and forests. This will help them to understand how the earth works, and to learn about all the different creepy crawlies that reside in its soil. This is a great idea as it gives them a science lesson without them even knowing it; and it’s a well-known fact that learning disguised as fun works really well.
Secondly, why not consider contacting electronic components suppliers to invest in some easy-to-use kit? With a little bit of research and caution, you and your kids can create a whole multitude of fun projects – such as miniature lighthouses that light up using a battery and other components.
By building an electrical system themselves, kids will feel a real sense of achievement, and gives them the freedom to explore how it works, first hand.
Another great idea is to take your kids to a science museum or planetarium – this too is a great way to experience science, and with many hands-on or interactive exhibitions, kids will see it as a really fun day out.
Lastly, think about investing in some easy-to-read books about science. Try setting your child fun challenges, with a reward at the end. For example, give them some literature and ask them to read it, then tell you how a television works – then, if they have done their homework and got it right, take them to their favourite museum or exhibit as a reward.
These easy solutions can help you get your child on the path to success when it comes to science, and also provide a fun way in which to bond with one another.