What Makes a Good Scientist? 🧑🔬
When it comes to questions such as ‘what makes a good scientist?’, the answer is never straightforward. Many aspects come into play to result in the creation of a ‘good scientist’. This may be from lessons learned from a teacher, unconditional support from parents, or sheer curiosity for everything science.
Below we have highlighted some key aspects that we think go into the creation of a good scientist!
Their Teacher 🧑
We all have that one teacher that remains prominent in our minds from our school days. Whether that be from their motivational words, nurturing approach, or their fun, innovative take on lessons. Taking a practical, interactive approach to lessons, such as science, creates interest and passion for the subject and beyond. Trying to make maths or science lessons more interesting? Take time to combine them with the Wonder Workshop Classroom Pack, full of hours of teaching material.
Encouragement and support from a parent are second to none! Getting involved with a child’s interests encourages them to learn not only in school but also outside the classroom. Our STEM kits and additional science equipment are not only fun for budding scientists but parents too. Want to get the kids out of the house on a sunny Sunday? Match the Kidnoculars with a talking microscope for a full day of exploring the world around them. Audio amplification will encourage children to use both sight and sound to explore their world.
Their Equipment/Learning Materials
Good quality equipment is important in the education and development of budding scientists. To fully understand the concepts of science, it is essential to look beyond a textbook. Effective learning of science involves the interactivity of real materials and objects. Take code, for example, reading a textbook about the practice of coding is less effective than seeing it in action and getting stuck in. The KUBO coding pack is the perfect learning material for introducing code to students with interactive robots and tiles.
Found in every child is the excitement for learning and adventure, this enforces a sense of discovery and critical thinking. Whether you are a parent, carer, grandparent, or teacher we know you want nothing more than to feed their curiosity for the subject of science. It is important within lessons of science to reward curiosity, reward for asking questions, and being inquisitive, this will only elevate their interest in science to another level. Develop their curiosity with robots such as Clicbot.