Encouraging high school students to study science is important because we live in an increasingly technological and scientific world and being scientifically literate opens doors to many career choices. Teaching science to students makes them learn how to think, solve problems and make informed and logical decisions.
Science and technology are all around us and impact on many aspects of our lives: from switching on the kettle for an early morning cup of coffee, checking the weather on the TV, riding on the school bus, crossing the road when the light is green and using cell phones – these are all examples of the marvels of science and technology.
Critical Thinking Solves Problems
Teaching students how to use scientific thought and inquiry to solve problems and create incredible inventions is what contributes to technological innovations, breakthroughs and inventions. Critical thinking hinges on three important questions:
- What is the problem?
- How do I solve it?
- Did the solution work?
Using critical thinking and evidence to create solutions and make decisions is what problem-solving is all about and these skills are two of the most important that students learn. They are essential for making decisions that lead to success not only in high school but beyond. While governmental guidelines focus on middle- and high school science, technology and math, many educators believe science education should begin much earlier, engaging young children from as early as possible.
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