Colour science lessons can be fascinating. This is because colour as we know it is not all of what meets the eye. There is a lot to understand about colour too, and how it affects us as humans. In this article we will discuss the ways in which a tutor, teacher or parent can give colour science lessons. Teach kids about the prism of light and its colours Light is very important when it comes to understanding colour. We see many colours as a result of light reflections and absorptions in … [Read more...]
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In our first series on teaching kids how to start a newspaper we covered the role of media in a democracy. This week, we’ll learn how to teach kids the elements of a news story. All writing has to start with a topic. In the media, the topics to write about are specifically selected based on certain criteria. Let’s learn all about them, and how kids can find news in their local community - be it at school or in their neighbourhood. See our other articles on this series below: Teaching … [Read more...]
Last week we wrote about 3 Reasons to teach kids about modern-day scientists and their relevance to modern life. This week, we promised to cover some of those scientists, to provide practical inspiration to your students. It’s easy to think of many great science discoveries as being from long ago. And that’s true too - science has a historical, non-fiction story to tell. But it may amaze and inspire kids to learn there are famous scientists alive today. While we encourage inspiring kids … [Read more...]
In the last Century, scientists have made great strides for humanity. Discovering DNA, confirming gravitational waves, and creating the Internet were all major steps for mankind, let alone landing on the moon. But who has been responsible for these discoveries? Who were the minds that taught us what kids learn in textbooks these days? And why should we care? How have they affected our personal lives? Are we only aware of Einstein as a scientist because of his notable hair-do? Do kids in your … [Read more...]
See our other articles on this series below: Teaching kids how to start a newspaper (1): understanding the fundamentals of media Teaching kids how to start a newspaper (2): the elements of a news story Teaching kids how to start a newspaper (3): learning to write news copy (part 1) Teaching kids how to start a newspaper (3): learning to write news copy (part 2) Teaching kids how to start a newspaper (4): learning to research and identify sources of information Teaching kids … [Read more...]
Yes, chickens. Those pecking birds that don’t fly for some reason. The ones that give us eggs and meat. There is a whole lot of science going on with those chickens. Here are science lessons using chickens as the common theme among them. Prepare to be amazed. 1. Chickens can teach us about food science and science-based policy making Why chickens? Why chicken farming? This subject brings up the topics of food policy, food science and food technology research. Kids should discuss, research … [Read more...]