How to be your child’s first science teacher
Doing hands-on activities with children is the best way to get them exploring the world around them and thinking like future scientists and engineers. However, many parents lack confidence in doing science with their children, compared with reading, writing or drawing. Teacher and author of Mr Shaha’s Recipes for Wonder, Alom Shaha will show how every child can be a scientist even if parents donʼt have all the answers!
As well as offering practical advice on how to teach science, Alom uses storytelling, demonstrations, and audience participation, and brings together ideas from the physical and social sciences, to deliver a compelling message about why every parent should be their child’s first science teacher. Scroll down to read reviews of the talk.
The talk is aimed at adults but Alom can offer a workshop or “family fun day” version for families which includes a demonstration show as well as time to try out some science activities. You can read a review from a dad by clicking here.
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Praise for the talk
A real privilege to hear @alomshaha speak at @Ri_Science this evening. A truly wonderful talk about the important role science – and reading! – can play in inspiring young minds, promoting equality, and encouraging the next generation to build a better world. pic.twitter.com/VO7PAmIGlc
— Christopher Edge (@edgechristopher) March 8, 2018
— Samuel West (@exitthelemming) March 8, 2018
Wonderful talk by @alomshaha on science, teaching and parenting. Inspiring stuff. How can the nation get more inspiring science teachers into the profession, Alom?
— Carl Gombrich (@carlgomb) March 8, 2018
It was brilliant. And perfectly pitched (on second cutting of the straw anyway).
— Alex Weatherall #FBPE (@A_Weatherall) March 8, 2018
— Stephen Curry (@Stephen_Curry) March 8, 2018
— Duncan McMillan (@DuncsMcMillan) March 8, 2018
Bursting with pride for my amazing mate @alomshaha after his ace @Ri_Science talk tonight. Teacher, author, wondersmith. You should buy his book n stuff. He’s made me love science all over again. pic.twitter.com/6snNengtB5
— Anna Starkey (@annastarkey) March 8, 2018