09 Jan, 2017
10 : 00
Mad Science is well known all over the world for transforming laboratory science into fun, interactive learning experiences for children of all ages. It was an amazing science spectacular! The mad scientists were dynamic, informative and had all of students engaged in educational excitement. Mad Science gave an outstanding science-themed show designed to educate, amaze as well as entertain. The children learnt about various science topics when they watched foggy dry ice experiments, saw ping pong balls float in midair, witnessed a foam factory at work, and so much more! Many of the students were even able to participate in the hands-on demonstrations. The concepts were presented in a way that the children easily understood. The students could barely contain their excitement as they were mesmerised by the show. Who knew science could be so fun!
Mad Science programmes encourage scientific literacy in children in an age when science is as vital as reading, writing and arithmetic. Currently, there is a global initiative to encourage primary students to explore science, technology, engineering and mathematics. In a world that's becoming increasingly complex, where success is driven not only by what you know, but by what you can do with what you know, it's more important than ever for children to be equipped with the knowledge and skills to solve tough problems, gather and evaluate evidence, and make sense of information. These are the types of skills that students learn by studying science, technology, engineering, and maths subjects collectively known as STEM. The Mad Science approach to teaching science invites children to pursue STHM careers by sparking their curiosity with hands-on experiences. All students should be prepared to think deeply and to think well, so that they have the chance to become the innovators, educators, researchers, and leaders who can solve the most pressing challenges facing our world, now and in the future.
By Brandi Fox, English teacher