You won't know if you don't ask!
Science is all about experimentation and inquiry, i.e. asking the right questions about the world around us. This Learning Resources Science Bundle will help your child with the former, but what about the latter? How do you teach children to be inquisitive? Simple: you need to lead by example! If you want your kids to ask the right questions, you need to ask the right questions yourself, then invite your children to join you in trying to answer them.
To get you started, we've included a list of some of the most important and thought-provoking science questions there are today! Take a look:
1. What's the point of snakes that aren't poisonous? Like, seriously, is there anything cool about them at all?
2. Is a train science? How about a bus? What about feet? What about cereal?
3. Look up into the sky at night and choose a random star: what would you name it? If I told you it was a British star, would you name it something different, like Nigel or something? Using the science of Internet access and the original name you came up, what would the star's Game of Thrones name be?
4. Why does some sunscreen smell so nice, whereas with other suncscreens, it's like, "Whoa, I can't breathe here!"? Could it be that I'm mistaking a cologne smell for a sunscreen smell? What colognes smell nice but not too strong? Is that your professional opinion as a scientist?
5. When you're on fire, you're supposed to stop, drop, and roll, but what about when you're covered in spiders? Also, what could you have done not to be covered in spiders? How early should you start avoiding being covered in spiders? Like, at birth?
6. The ocean: yeesh, amirite?
7. Why is it that some trees have nice soft leaves whereas other trees have pokey needles? Are the pokey trees just huge jerks? Or are they misunderstood? Like, maybe they used to have leaves but now they have needles because they suffered some huge setback--like, in the their career or love life--and were like, "I'm done trying to look nice!"?
8. Do you want to rethink any part of your answers to #2? Did you laugh because it says #2? Is laughter science? How about #2? Did you laugh again?