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Keeping the Future Generation Interested in Science (And How to Do It)

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16 August 2018. If you have kids or if you are a teacher and you want to make sure that you are passing on all of the knowledge you have then there is something that you can do about this. After all, science is quite possibly one of the most interesting subjects out there, but it’s only when you delve deep into what it has to offer that you are able to see this.

Use a microscope

Have you ever taken a body of water and looked at it under a microscope? If you have kids then they will be shocked at what they could find. Try and explain to them why animals and even plants are found in certain places. Tell them how organisms move and even try and invest in a pocket microscope as well. If someone you know has no interest in science, they certainly will after this. You may also want to look into things such as geospatial science as well, as this is a very interesting topic to say the least.

Look into camps

Did you know that there are science camps all over the world? This gives you the chance for your kids to interact with others but if you are trying to show an adult the wonders of science then there are some for them as well. You can find space camps, go on visits to aquariums and so much more. The possibilities really are endless here and you would be surprised at how easy it is for you to not only get the result you want out of your camp, but to also find out things that you never knew existed. This can be very fun and there really is something out there for everyone.

Visit a museum

A lot of people think that museums are boring but this isn’t the case at all. There is a science center or even a natural history museum in a lot of major cities and in most cases they have a strong focus on things like geology, ecology, paleontology and more. What’s even better is that most of these areas are home to cinemas which means that you can watch any 3D documentary you want with ease and while learning at the same time. It’s little experiences like this that can really spark an interest and it is a great way for you to try and get other people involved and motivated when it comes to the wonders of science.

So it’s really important that we are able to learn more about science and it is also important that we are able to process what it all means. After all, we need to know how our bodies work, how the earth is changing and more because it’s our planet and it’s our responsibility. If the future generation has no interest in science then years of research and hard work will essentially be for nothing and we could even end up taking a step back.

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