Day 22: Hey science teachers — make it fun

Tyler DeWitt talks about how science should be fun in a call for educational institutions to give storytelling precedence over scientific accuracy.

In an age when scientific knowledge and discovery abounds, we’ve lost sight of how children should be taught about those discoveries. Teachers and textbooks get bogged down with scientific language and the minutiae of theories and experimental procedures.

There is a strong stigma that unless children are being taught with big scientific words, that we are dumbing down the greatest discoveries in the world, that we are not taking science seriously or that an over-simplification leads to misinformation that would harm their chances later in life. I think what people have forgotten is that as long as the message is consistent, the delivery should be tailored according to the audience.

About Maebellyne Ventura

Maebellyne Ventura is a digital marketing professional writing about social media practices. She is also a founder of the online start-up Clever Biscuit. Follow her on Twitter @Maebellyne
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