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Studying science can be fun for children, provided we create fun activities around them. Here are 6 ways to do it.
Children are spontaneous. All they want to do is play and have fun. But when it comes to studying, and especially subjects like Science, they lose interest because we try to explain everything in a theoretical manner, make them mug up concepts and regurgitate them! But science is a subject which is fascinating and has so many things to learn from.
Science exists in each and every part of our life. It is fun and very interesting. We as parents should make our kids aware of it. So here are a few tips to make science fun and interesting.
Here is the example of list of some experiments that can be done at home with basic ingredients:
Ingredients: Baking soda, Vinegar, Food color.
Procedure: Fill the glass with vinegar, add food color of your choice and then add baking soda into the glass and see the mixture rising in the form of the volcano.
Ingredients: Bottle or glass of soda ( Pepsi, Coke, Fanta or basic soda), Mentos(Mint).
Procedure: Take a small bottle of soda and add 5 Mentos into the bottle and see how the soda explodes.
Ingredients: Water, food color, oil (any cooking oil), bottle, any antacid tablets.
Procedure: First fill ¼ of the bottle with water then add food color and mix well. After mixing add oil on top of the water to fill ¾th part of the bottle then add antacid tablets and see the bubbles in the bottle.
Ingredients: Milk, food colors, ear bud, and dish wash liquid soap.
Procedure: Pour milk into a wide open container then add different food colors at different corners of the container. Then dip ear bud into dish wash liquid and dip the ear bud into the container having milk and color and see the color magic.
You can also register your kids for science workshops which are conducted in your city. Arrange a small get together for your kid and his or her friends and try demonstrating them some simple experiments. Also, show them videos of some interesting science experiments available online.
These are just a few of the many steps that can be taken to make science interesting for children. Do you have any fun ways of making science interesting? Share with us in the comment section.
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