Science teaches us about the world around us and teaching science offers students the opportunity to increase their overall understanding of how and why things work – from the human body to methods of transportation and computers, science can explain the mechanics and reasons behind all systems both simple to complex.
Why is science important?
It is important to teach science because of the following: Science is a significant part of human culture and represents one of the pinnacles of human thinking capacity. It provides a laboratory of common experience for development of language, logic and problem-solving skills in the classroom.
Science is just as important as learning other subjects like mathematics and history and the increased push towards a STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education is paramount within discussions about education today. Science is complex and can be a difficult subject to teach but the importance of teaching science is what makes it fascinating. It’s not just about memorising theories, formulas and vocabularies – science teaches patience and perseverance – it helps young people question things, teaches kids about the world around them and lets them know that they can help solve the world’s problems.
Can you answer these science questions?
Science opens up a wealth of questions from kids. Just consider these for a start:
Why is the sky blue?
How much does the earth weigh?
How far away is the sun?
What is a black hole?
How are rainbows made?
Scientific knowledge helps understand new concepts and helps make informed decisions expanding a world of new interests. Science can provide tactile or visible proof of many facts we see daily and, as a result, young people can retain information better and therefore increase their understanding.
It is inspiring, perplexing and enables youngsters to pursue new interests – instilling the ability to think logically and solve problems; it provides a sense of intrigue that allows students to understand and form questions based on the knowledge they have gained. Almost everything you see is because individuals had a question and used their knowledge of science to solve it.
Science teaches the basics of how certain devices work. This helps children develop ideas of their own and possibly go on to invent new technology in the future. Knowing how telescopes, microscopes and other laboratory devices work can help you examine objects and determine the differences. This basic knowledge of technology can also assist in the fixing of minor problems in objects at home too.
Information about natural disasters and survival skills is also an important part of science as it explains how the earth functions and how we make use of natural resources. Topically, science also teaches about the lack of these resources, how it affects living things and how we can conserve them. Information about wildlife and how environmental changes and changes in resources is essential to create an awareness of how to protect.
Almost everything that a person does requires a basic knowledge of science, and logical reasoning that is based on this subject. Science enhances critical thinking, cultivates a passion for learning, uplifts other disciplines, offers a wide range of career opportunities.
Ultimately, one of the primary reasons young people study is to get a job and a good one at that. Through the enhancement of logic and maths-based skills, children with a science background have enormous opportunities before them. These encompass professions both within scientific fields and outside of science, extending to fields such as business, engineering, information technology and healthcare.
So, how do you teach science effectively?
Firstly, understand why science is important and recognise the methods and be able to carry out each step properly.
Identify a few common tools that scientists use and be able to use them correctly.
Follow a few simple safety rules and try to imagine being a scientist!
Science is continuously on an upward, expansionary trend. It consistently takes steps forward and rarely back. With scientific solutions and innovations surfacing at an accelerating rate, science never loses its daily relevance and holds the key to the future!