Children are natural scientists, always exploring, investigating and gathering information from the world around them. Linda Dobson described this process in her 1999 November-December HEM Column, Early Years Child’s Learning Assets.
With childhood energy flowing, imagination and creativity turn your child into a learning scientist who puts the information he’s gathering to the test. He’ll hypothesize, investigate, analyze then do it again and, likely, again! Creativity then allows him to expand the thinking process to bring ideas together in new and unique combinations.
In our fast paced frenzied society, the world can only grow richer as our children become self-educated adults, continuing to investigate, think and contribute to the world around them. Pursuing this theme, Mary Nix selected some great science articles and resources from the pages of Home Education Magazine for A Closer Look at Science and Scientists.