Science is important because it influences most aspects of everyday life, including food, energy, medicine, transportation, leisure activities and more. Science improves human life at every level, from individual comfort to global issues.. Science also has the ability to comfort its adherents and promote good behavior.
A high-quality science education means that students will develop an in-depth understanding of content and develop key skills—communication, collaboration, inquiry, problem solving, and flexibility—that will serve them throughout their educational and professional lives.
At Calkids Learning Academy, we teach science daily. Here’s some of the science discussions that we teach the students:
Earth and Human Activity. We explain the purpose of weather forecasting to prepare for, and respond to, severe weather and combine information to describe climates in different regions of the world. Also, how scientific solutions will reduce the impact of humans on the land, water, air, and/or other living things in the local environment. We also teach how energy and fuels are derived from natural resources and how their uses affect the environment. Most importantly, we use science ideas to share how to protect the Earth’s resources and environment and why that’s important.
From Molecules to Organisms: Here we use texts and other media to determine patterns in behavior of parents and offspring that help offspring survive.
Earth’s Systems: We use simple examples to show where water is found on Earth and how it can be solid or liquid and how it can be conserved.