Blackawton bees - or how 8-10 year olds discovered the joy of learning science and published in the Royal Society Biology letters

  • ShanksE

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    Dec 24, 2010 10:47 PM GMT
    http://rsbl.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/early/2010/12/18/rsbl.2010.1056.short?rss=1

    8-10 year old school children in Blackawton, UK carried out independent research and published their work in the respected, peer-reviewed Royal Society Biology Letters. Their most interesting finding was that 'Science can be fun'. It is amazing to see educators and teachers who are so closely involved with such a cause! Great job.
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    Dec 25, 2010 5:05 AM GMT
    haha, that's cute! Good for them, all I got out of science class was a crawfish and peer resentment.
  • ShanksE

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    Dec 26, 2010 4:06 AM GMT
    gusinsd saidhaha, that's cute! Good for them, all I got out of science class was a crawfish and peer resentment.


    Yeah. The article is also a commentary about how if we try to restructure the way we teach concepts we can increase enthusiasm among children and make learning fun. This should apply not just to sciences, but can extend to other areas as well.
    For instance, most people find history dry and boring, but I had a history teacher who used innovative ways of teaching and hence I love history! Ditto with some of the languages that I learnt in school.