Science is part of every aspect of our lives, whether we realize it or not. However, no matter how hard our teachers try, our school textbooks simply are unsuccessful in developing our interest in it. Certainly, studying science is part of our curriculum, but what if there was a way to enjoy studying it?
Here are some hacks that will make science more interesting to you.
1. Focus on the problem solving:
Science, just like other subjects, may seem boring if you focus only on the theory. The real beauty of science lies in its application. So, focus more onsolving problemsthat can help you understand science better.
For example, instead of just reading theory about projectile motion, try to solve a real-world problem that needs you to calculate the distance a ball will travel when thrown horizontally with a certain speed.
2. Find science camps and workshops:
Science camps are great ways for you to explore science while interacting with other children. These camps provide hands-on learning opportunities by involving you in extracurricular activities and experiments.
During the pandemic, camps might not be conducted offline, but there are a lot of programs that take place virtually. Just look up ‘kids science camps’ on the internet or event listing pages and you will be able to find some good ones.
3. Follow science channels:
What better way to cultivate an interest in science than by exploring interesting facts and staying updated on the latest developments? You can find plenty of online resources for free. Based on your interest you can choose to follow the technical ones or even the ones for the general public. You can check out some of the below links for reference:
-Veritasium on YouTube
-TedEd on YouTube
4. Form a study group:
Science is more fun when you have a group of like-minded people. Form a small study group with friends who share an interest in science. You can make it fun by deciding a weekly topic and having a discussion on it on the weekends.
Another way is to find some good science-related documentaries and watch them together. At the end of it, you can discuss the learnings you had or what fascinated you about it.
5. Take a hike:
Just go for awalk-in naturewith your friends or family. If you have an interest in nature or biology, actively observing habitats, geology, and more can provide valuable knowledge. It is a great way to have fun while learning science.
You can also note down your observations in a journal. If you are on the creative side, you can also take some pictures or even draw them. Engaging in this interactive form of learning will undoubtedly benefit you in the long run.
Science is a subject that doesn’t always come easy, but it can be fun if you approach it in interesting ways as shared above. Are you using textbooks as your only source of study? What are some innovative ways you use while studying science? Let us know in the comments below.