Does your child groan when you mention science class? Are they excited about other subjects but can’t be bothered with science labs?
It’s time to turn that around.
Science is in everything around us – from the lights we turn on first thing in the morning to the cars we drive and the smartphones we use every day. But many of us don’t take a moment to appreciate the science behind the objects we use, or the process that helped create them.
Children form opinions of science early on – if they have bad experiences with it, it’s harder to regain their interest in the subject later on.
Yet it’s an incredibly important subject for them.
It teaches them how to problem solve, think critically, form opinions, test those opinions, and appreciate the process of learning new things and not taking anything as it is.
An activity like our owl pellet dissection offers a wonderful opportunity for hands-on learning.