Why is it important for children to experiment?
Children begin experimenting from very early ages. They get information about that object and so on by looking at whether the object that the object has gotten by shaking it or throwing it around has not rolled and rolled, or thought and jumped. It does not make any sense for us to tell them that they will jump or roll when the ball is thrown. Because children learn from their youngest years by experimenting and doing them themselves.
In order to ensure that these tiny researchers continue their curiosity and learning aspirations in the years to come, it is necessary to make simple experiments with them to inform science, science and nature activities. In doing so, the development of children is supported both in younger and later years.
As the children observe the experiments made and make their own experiments, there is a desire to research, ask questions and to be curious. The information dictated by others becomes questioning and thinking individuals. This enables them to become successful individuals both in school and in their daily lives.
Simple, harmless but fun experiments allow children to enjoy being in scientific activities. Even for little children, science is like magic. It is surprising to see the mass needles that they normally expect to sink into the water do not sink, and they encourage them to learn the cause. Thus, from a young age, children become interested in knowledge.
Children who learn by experiment do not give up when they are unsuccessful and try again by producing different approaches and solutions. They become accustomed to learning by doing instead of learning and grasping. They can prove what they learn by experimenting. Thus, they learn to defend their ideas with scientific evidence. This makes them more successful in academic life.
Children who participate in science and nature activities are found in activities that allow them to come together with other children appropriate to their own age group and their own level of development to develop their social skills. They are friends with their peers of common interest, exchange information with them, and have the opportunity to experiment together.