Sometimes your kids come home and ask you questions that you’d love to have a good logical and comprehensive answer to. For those who are more arts minded this may well be “why should I study science?” Hmmm, good question
Soooo, science helps us to learn and understand the chemical, biological, technical and physical world around us. Scientific studies are constantly changing with advances in technology and through research and development. Science can be helpful in a whole range of study areas. To understand and know how things work has its basis in history. Understanding requires writing reports on findings and studying names and elements which all require at least adequate English skills and of course, there are often formulas and calculations in science requiring an understanding of maths.
The study of science helps in the development of skills for planning and conducting investigations, for gathering information, team work and evaluation of findings based on that work. Science gives our children skills to attempt to find solutions to problems. It develops confidence and knowledge to become better informed.
Everybody, even the art orientated people, need to be able to think scientifically in order to be able to form opinions about certain aspects within their lives and influence their fundamental wellbeing. The study of science forces students to spend time considering the world around them and how it works. As an adult, even if you didn’t enjoy science, or fully understand some of the things you learned you will discover that, often sub-consciously, you refer to and react with scientific basis in your responses or actions.
Science fosters thinking and creation skills. Often posed with a problem your mind seeks a solution. Children are naturally inquisitive and the discovery of solutions to problems gives them that “WOW” moment. All these discoveries are science based. Without realising it our lives are dictated and influenced by science every day – products we use, food we eat, reactions we have.
So next time you, or your child, wonder the value of those sometimes tedious classes and endless formulas or dissections stop and realise that science is quite simply an important element in personal development and understanding creating each and every one of us as a whole.
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