Scientists are testing a new teaching concept to rekindle shoolchildren’s interest in science. Retaining schoolchildren’s attention during a science class can be a challenge, even for the very best teachers. Perhaps this is because there’s too much theory and too little hands-on fun for the kids to engage in. Danish scientists are now testing the possibilities of taking hands-on science straight into primary and lower-secondary school classrooms to help solve this challenge. They argue that far more experiments and group work should be included in classroom science teaching in the future. In tomorrow’s science classrooms, schoolchildren will be free to experiment and be creative when presented with scientific tasks. This differs from today’s science teaching, where pupils often follow a study guide in which both the process and the outcome have been painted out for them.
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