Every day, we are surrounded by the products of science; our bodies, the weather, the technology we use. With that said, when children learn science in school, they are actually developing a greater understanding of the world around them. Younger children are naturally quite curious and science lessons let them explore their inquisitiveness. Parsons Green Prep School, an independent day school in London, aims to harness this inquisitiveness and help their students get involved with ‘real life’ scientific activities.
Within science lessons, students learn necessary skills that they can then carry through to other areas of their lives. For example, in science lessons they learn how to solve problems, plan ahead and make predictions. They typically take part in science experiments and generally have quite a hands-on experience in their lessons, making it easier for them to retain the information they learn.
There are many benefits to science lessons in schools and it’s becoming increasingly more important that with every day that passes, our children should become more scientifically literate in order to succeed in life. In fact, many important careers require skills in science, making it a necessary subject until children reach their late teens and are therefore old enough to decide what they want to study. Students that want to become doctors, vets, engineers or environmentalists when they grow up will need to develop their understanding of science throughout their education and continue with the subject as an a level option. In fact, qualifications in science subjects are highly regarded by top universities.
If you want to find out more about science lessons at your son or daughter’s school, it’s worth getting in touch with their teachers and asking for an outline of the curriculum. Parents can then harness what their kids are learning in lessons by exploring similar activities outside of school.