It seems like there’s a common theme in each generation wherein many students groan at the thought of any subject involving science, or all STEM for that matter. More often than not, the apprehension to engage in these subjects due to the perceived difficulty is an entirely untrue assumption. The main problem is that students view the challenge as insurmountable rather than exciting. It’s important to introduce these subjects early to your kids so that they can see the fun first, which is how you can get them interested in science.
Many parents tend to believe that their children are too young to understand complicated concepts, but you can successfully introduce these subjects to them as young as one year old. The earlier you begin exploring these subjects with your children, the more receptive they’ll become and the better they can expand their STEM skills.
One of the best ways to get your kids interested in science is to provide them with a stimulus that engages them and prompts them to think critically. Due to a lack of educational stimulation, children don’t develop enough critical thinking skills that allow them to grasp these concepts.
That’s why it’s crucial to stimulate their minds in a fun way by getting crafty. Consider prompting your kids to build a gravity wall with pool noodles, as this will allow you to teach them about gravity and energy. The best part is that there are many more STEM activities you can do with pool noodles.
You probably have noticed at this point that children are naturally curious about the way the world around them functions. They often ask interesting science questions that we sometimes can’t answer as we don’t know ourselves, like, “Why is the sky blue?”
When your children ask these questions, you have the perfect opportunity to open the door to such subjects. Next time your children’s curiosity strikes again, consider providing a useful and simple analysis that can further entice their interests.