Top 10 Easy Science Experiments For Kids
While early education more often focuses on math and reading skills, there is one subject that is often undervalued when it comes to everyday early education: science. Children are curious about everything; they ask several questions and look for meaning in everyday items. From wondering about what food they are eating to what clothes they are wearing, a child’s inquisitiveness is a great way to introduce hands-on, simple science projects.
When you bring to life the theoretical concepts of science to a child, you are encouraging an improvement in communication, research, problem-solving and analytical thinking. Scientific observation can expand kids’ senses and awareness of the natural world. Children tend to learn best with hands-on activities. Interaction and conducting experiments are excellent alternatives to watching television.
As a teacher, it might seem easier to give a child an electronic device rather than a test tube or petri dish. However, science lessons at that age do not have to be expensive or time-consuming. More than likely, the tools you’ll need to create a learning opportunity are already at home or inexpensive. For instance, shooting rubber bands and measuring the distance recorded while trying different techniques is a great way to introduce a child to a simple science experiment.
Children can accumulate a vast knowledge of the world through everyday curiosity and science activities. A child’s early experiences could potentially lead to an interest in the STEM field. With the STEM field continuing to grow, encouraging a child’s curiosity can pave the way for a successful future.
Make sure to check out the accompanying infographic for more ideas on easy science experiments for kids.
Author bio: Dr. Michael R. Halvorson is Business Development Manager for AGS Scientific, a laboratory instrument distributor. Dr. Halvorson, who has more than 20 years of experience in the industry, focuses on biochemical toxicology, analytical methods development, sample preparation, laboratory automation and product development.
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