Along with language and maths, science is an extremely important subject that is central to most school curriculums around the world, but as well as the facts, figures and methods that science teaches, science also teaches children valuable developmental and life skills.
Science helps children to answer questions about the world they live in by showing them how to think critically and teaching them the resilience to keep on questioning. Ultimately, science doesn’t just teach kids about science, it teaches them about life and how to think independently for their entire lives.
And getting children interested in science is easier than you might think, from teaching children about thought experiments, taking advantage of some great kids science kits or replicating simple experiments seen on YouTube.
So without further introduction, here are 8 great reasons why children should science more, created by psychology and science website, psysci.