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Science for children - interesting facts

Science for children has many other exciting aspects and facets. Immerse yourself in the world of wonders with your daughter or son and discover great things in the process.

Science for children - why early?

Get to know and understand the world at an early stage with natural sciences for children - after all, our protégés are born as explorers. At the Bielefeld University Kindergarten children are therefore tested for their scientific talent. Every step of development is also preceded by a small or large discovery. With our courses on natural sciences for children, we use this innate thirst for knowledge to introduce and explain the wonders of nature to the kids in a playful and project-oriented manner. The many new discoveries then generate even more thirst for knowledge and the confidence to be able to understand all new discoveries and, above all, to want to.

For example, a child who understands weather phenomena is not afraid of thunderstorms. Darkness does not mean darkness, just the absence of light. As a result, children who have had a science education are not only less afraid, they also perceive their surroundings differently. This will make you braver and will also explain new phenomena based on what you have already learned. You also have a different, positive approach to problems and challenges. For example, where other children are insecure, they lend a hand and just do it. As a result, kids who know their way around science become doers. That is the goal that we at Silicon Valley Kids are pursuing with our offers.

Development through science education

Natural sciences for children form the personality and also the way to deal with problems (cf. Geothe-Institut Munich, 2014). Scientists are typically curious, critical, persistent, creative, and also confident. We would like to strengthen these character traits in our course participants as well, in order to create many opportunities for their school career and their professional life.

However, the personal development of the kids is very important to us. Dealing with scientific phenomena and current events, such as climate change and the extinction of biodiversity, triggers a critical and questioning way of thinking in the children. Science education accordingly encourages self-reflection. TheUniversity of Kassel educates children about the topic of climate and sustainability and consequently makes them aware of current issues in climate and social policy. We support this approach and want to take up and expand on this topic with our workshops. The kids develop important skills such as self-reflection and constructive argumentation (cf. Möller, 2009;University of Munster). These are skills that are due to full classes and in schoolSchool dropout unfortunately cannot be sufficiently consolidated (cf. Lück, 2004).

Table 1: Science for children supports personal development

Scientific experiments for children

Our science course for children includes various practical examples that are of course completely harmless for our protégés, but are a lot of fun. Experiments offer an ideal introduction to the fascinating world of natural sciences.

The majority of all parents can certainly understand that physics and chemistry are taught in high school in a very abstract and unrealistic way. The original child's curiosity is quickly lost, which is then also reflected in the grades.

As a result, we want to counteract this from an early age and show the kids that subjects such as biology, chemistry, physics and astronomy are very diverse and exciting. In addition, our experience shows that children likeVolcanic eruptionLook into infinity, andTripartite spoon are completely over the moon.

Natural sciences for children - our recipe for success

We see natural sciences for children as a social educational mandate. Our goal is to convey scientific phenomena in a sustainable and child-friendly way. In addition to curiosity and reflective thinking, we also expand the kids' vocabulary through our discussions. Observing phenomena seems easy. However, putting these into words so that all those involved and also outsiders are correctly informed about the observation is the great challenge.

In addition, we regularly update and optimize our educational concepts in coordination with didactically trained teachers and educators. What was considered didactically valuable 10 years ago can no longer be optimal today. It is particularly important to us to keep up with the times and, above all, to look after and encourage each child individually.

We will therefore go on a discovery tour with your child and explore the many wonders and peculiarities that the natural sciences have to offer. Secure your child a place in our innovative course now!

literature

Goethe Institute Munich (2014).Handouts: Quality framework for kindergarten and preschool.

Möller, Kornelia (2009).What do children learn about science in elementary and primary schools? - Some critical remarks.

Lück, Gisela (2004).Science in early childhood.

Science FAQs for kids

What do you learn in science for children?

We bring your child closer to exciting topics from biology, chemistry, physics and astronomy. Under this we set important priorities such as the immune system, viruses & bacteria, anatomy, physical forces, physical states, electricity and much more. We carry out exciting experiments on these topics in order to stimulate and strengthen the children's imagination.

Do you need any prior knowledge to take the Science for Children course?

No, the kids do not need any special prior knowledge to participate. We give your child a child-friendly & understandable introduction to the subject.

When does the science education course take place?

The course usually takes place once a week. If necessary, we can offer your child the fascination of the natural sciences more often. Send a free request now and find out more!

Do you also offer science courses for children during the holidays?

So that the kids don't get bored during the holidays and the parents also have time for themselves, we offer more extensive courses and workshops during the holiday season.

How much does it cost to take the Science for Children course?

That depends on whether you book individual or group lessons for your protégé. As part of group lessons (maximum 8 children), one lesson unit costs 10.60 euros. For one-to-one tuition we charge 26.50 euros per lesson.