Educating children is vital to the growth of economic productivity. That’s because it is vital to their well being and development, key ingredients for success. . . .
Kids like seeing things in action. That’s why conducting experiments is a great way to get them interested in science.
With YouTube, we now have a multitude of free resources that show us how we can setup simple experiments at home or in a classroom that will impress young children.
If you have children yourself, you automatically understand why this is important.
But, if you don’t have children, you may still work with children. A lot of engineers I know volunteer in local childrens’ organizations. They get involved in the community with the intent of raising the kids’ interest in science and engineering.
I found a short article at Wired Magazine online. It provides several links to educational resources. It provides summaries.
One of the YouTube video channels is called “Crash Course Kids.” One of its several videos is “What’s an engineer?” Here’s the link:
Another channel, called “Doctor Mad Science,” shows how to do cool experiments like creating plasma from a grape and a battery from fruit.
Check them all out by starting at the Wired article:
Maybe you’ll find some inspiration for ways to positively impact the lives of young children. There’s no need to re-invent the wheel. Just take the action to bring the wheel to an eager-to-learn audience.
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