SCIENCE SHOULDN’T BE BORING…
Introducing science in a formal setting, e.g. when children are older, can lead to assumptions that it’s an application based solely on the learning of facts. Broaching the subject of science at an earlier age allows them to apply their explorative nature, instinct to probe, and first-hand investigative experiences; this enhances and stimulates their interest earlier – and commonly, for longer. Teachers can’t pass on ideas: children should be encouraged to create and construct them as much as possible.
Think Forensic Ltd
The staff found the programme so easy to use; everything was well planned and there was no additional work for them to do. We had more parents involved than ever before, and some parents are continuing with school engagement now. We had our local councillor and press along, which gave us really positive exposure for the school.
It was great to see the children – and the parents – so animated during Future Minds. The programme was age-appropriate and engaged the kids at their own level – they were still buzzing long after the experts collected the kit. It gave us, as a school, lots of ideas for follow-on lessons, and I’ve lost count how many kids have said they want to be scientists when they grow up!