Wednesday, February 26, 2014

When the Mind Movers Visited

I’ve been to the Mind Museum twice in my whole life. During those visits, I was wowed by everything the exhibits had to offer. Though I was not able to watch any demonstrations, the museum tour was still pretty awesome. This time around, the Mind Museum came to our class and it was nothing short of amazing.

I learned so much from the talk, but the one main thing I realized is that people are scared of learning science because of all the difficult terms and hard-to-imagine theories. From what the Mind Movers (the speakers) said, science can be taught in a way that is easy to visualize and understand. All it takes is some creativity for science to look less intimidating. The big terms are just names, as the Mind Movers said; we should put our focus on the gist of how a certain scientific theory works and work our way up from there. Through simple experiments using everyday items, people can learn so much without having to have a degree in science. 

Science is a very wonderful thing and it would be a waste if people won’t try to understand it. This is why teaching science in a simple way is crucial in our society. When people discover that they understand something, they’re going to want to know more. This is the kind of curiosity that we need to see today because this will eventually lead to progress in the human race.

Hannah Dungca

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