4. Investigate and research
Using reliable online and textual resources, encourage your child to read more about their topic of interest. There may even be videos to help further their understanding! They should look up unfamiliar terms and always ask themselves further questions to deepen their understanding of their experiences to greater concepts at large.
Learning the scientific method will benefit all students, even those who do not go on to a career in the sciences. For example, consider a basketball coach whose best player suddenly is missing free throws at a rate that seems inexplicable. The issue is to assess the reason the player is suddenly out of sorts on the foul line. The coach should make use of the scientific method, which means he or she must brainstorm the potential causes of the sudden drop off in performance, enact experiments and then sift through the data. Perhaps the player has an injury. Maybe she is distracted. Maybe it’s an issue of the mechanics of her shot. A well-taught science course, along with a private science tutor, provides one of the best systems for assessing the best way to find the root cause, or perhaps series of causes, of an otherwise difficult-to-explain phenomenon. Our science teachers provide unparalleled tutoring to guide students of all ages through scientific thinking and ways to apply the scientific method to countless scenarios.