“Many saw the apple fall but Newton asked why.”
How often do we provide opportunities for scientific thinking, questioning, and problem solving for our kids? Do we challenge them enough in their environment?
Take the challenge for yourself and ask yourself these questions.
*Are the children interested and excited about the materials in the environment both inside and outside?
*Do the questions I ask the children have a yes/no answer or a right/wrong answer at least 50% of the time?
*Do I use materials in unconventional ways (in front of the children)? Why or why not?
*Do I ask children a question and correct them if they get the answer wrong?
*Do I ask children a question simply to hear their answer?
*Do I provide opportunities for children to problem solve together or individually.
What other questions do you think would be needful?