The importance of Science in Primary Education
science in primary education

Education is for life, and from an early age Science plays an integral role. Learning and understanding scientific concepts in primary schools helps children to succeed as adults. It teaches students valuable principles and ideas that will help them to understand the world around them.  Not everyone will become a Scientist, Biologist, Chemical Engineer or Zoologist, however, there are many benefits of learning Science in primary school.

 

We’ve highlighted 3 key benefits of learning Science from an early age:

1. Science develops critical thinking

Science offers children the opportunity to develop their analytical and methodological thinking skills. Even in primary science, students are taught to think critically, evaluate situations, and make clear judgements. These skills are essential in the study of other subjects and are great skills to have outside the classroom as well.

2. Science enhances a students’ passion for learning

Let us be honest, Science is fascinating and wondersome for most adults, why shouldn’t it be for children? There are infinite theories and topics; there is so much to learn and discover within this subject. Science encourages children to love learning new topics and develops their curiosity for the world around them. It is a fun subject for students at this age, as they experience the thrill and excitement of learning about the animal world, plant cycles, states of matter and much more.

3. Science offers various and many different career paths.

The world of science is constantly changing and developing and provides thousands of different prospective careers to choose from. In fact, there are many career opportunities in this field: ranging from Business, Engineering, Information Technology, Medicine and more. It is crucial that children are exposed to this subject from an early age, as it may be their first introduction to their future career!

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