A report from the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology of America found that we need to increase the number of students who receive science degree up to 34 percent per year over the next decade just to meet the economic demand. This shows that the need for people who are experts in the field of science is getting higher.
But according to Janice Earle, a former program officer at the National Science Foundation, an intense focus on mathematics and reading in recent years has eroded biology, chemistry, and physics lessons in the classroom. Even when these subjects are taught, teachers tend to have little training and lack the resources to lead experiments that are essential to trigger an interest in science.
Go beyond the classroom
Three of the four Nobel Prize winners in science found their passion outside the school environment, according to an analysis published in Education Week. So look for extracurricular activities with a focus on scientific exploration. Many elementary schools offer future opportunities to study subjects such as robotics and forensics.
Do not know much about biology? Do not worry. The number one thing you can do is share your curiosity with the child, as Traci Wierman, who did the curriculum alignment for The Lawrence Hall of Science, at the University of California, Berkeley. Start from the question as to why the light bounces off the water, and take time to study it along with your child.
To get rid of the idea that science is boring or tight for the brain, remind your child that he uses it every day. Such as, a building with a block involves physics, and asking questions-every child's favorite thing-is exactly what causes a scientific breakthrough. Meanwhile, studies show many girls as well as boys who have a positive attitude toward science in elementary school, although boys are twice as likely to be interested in technology, science, and math.
Learning science will make children more familiar and loving environment. Because it is very important to foster a child's love of science.