As educators, we have a wonderful
opportunity to arouse the curiosity and creativity of our students. If we
can instill in them an eager want to learn, then they will be motivated to build
their comprehension of the world around us. By expressing joy and
enthusiasm toward learning, we can help our kids to envision their full
potential as valued members of our learning communities.
As an exploration of problems and
ideas, science provides us with special opportunities to stimulate student
interest and understanding. Science can and should be an opportunity for
students to actively investigate the questions and problems that interest
them. By giving kids time to wonder, think, and explore, we can enhance
their engagement in the learning process. In doing so, we can build both
their comprehension and appreciation of the world around us.