My best memory of science is winning my Elementary school science fair in my class and getting the chance to present my project to the entire school on stage! My winning project was finding out which grape type was the juiciest. I tested both green grapes and red grapes by using a garlic presser and measuring the juice in a medicine measuring cup. It is a memory I will have forever and was the first time as a child I could say I enjoyed science . My whole family helped me put the project together and it was a bonding experience as well as a learning experience.
Nowadays, science experiments for children are not limited to the classroom. There are a plethora of science resources and interactive games kids can learn from right on the PBS Kids website. Sid the Science Kid is a great resource and can be visited at this link http://www.pbs.org/parents/sid/ Our favorites? The “Collection Jar” which introduces science tools and “Kitchen Magician” which explores heat energy.
Science education can be integral in making girls feel comfortable and empowered in the classroom and in their future professional lives. Statistically, science is a male dominated field, but PBS is seeking to change the status quo. That is why I love the SciGirls Series on PBS Kids. Don’t be fooled by the name – all children can enjoy the series and interactive website, where kids can explore, play games and watch full episodes. http://www.pbs.org/parents/scigirls/about/ Want even more SciGirls? Some schools in the Tallahassee area now have SciGirls clubs afterschool, and the MagLab offers a SciGirls summer camp for Middle School girls! If your school is interested in hosting a SciGirls club, contact our education department. http://www.wfsu.org/education/
Science is an integral part of our daily lives, growing up it was one of my favorite subjects in school. Anatomy, marine biology, astronomy, physics, chemistry and more are just a few of the sciences that can be studied. I took over seven science classes during my high school years, which made me well rounded and prepared me for college. Getting children excited about science now betters their understanding of the world around them and potentially prepares them for pursuing a science field career in the future.