Science and technology in education is not a fad of the latest education “system”. For the past one millennia science, has been an integral part of our education, culture & even religious rituals – at times couched under the guise of “rules” to be followed and often labelled as superstition. To help masses benefit from science our historical texts & rituals laid out the process but only the educate few knew the scientific reasons behind them. But with the big focus on education for the masses starting in the nineteenth century the emphasis on understanding “why” we do what we do in growing stronger.
It is also a myth that studying science is for the nerds & that people specializing in fine arts or sports do not need to focus on understanding different aspects of science & its branches like physics chemistry & biology to name a few. A ballerina should understand the dynamics of rotational motions to make her spins more impactful & graceful. An understanding of mass, rotational velocity & inertia would be key to help her here. A swimmer should understand the flow of fluid around a streamlined body to maximize power & speed in a competition. A sprinter needs to understand the biomechanics of human body & how to get the explosive force needed at the shot of the gun. All of these people need to know the impact of the key components of nutrition for their bodies. The importance of understanding what carbohydrates, proteins, fats & minerals help their bodies deliver peak performance.
All of this is science. Each professional would excel much more if they understood & leveraged science to their advantage. Science is but a tool for enhancing our knowledge & understanding of what we do every day & make it more meaningful & help us excel. It is important to understand that science is not only about making rockets, building bridges or developing supersonic jets. Science is something that helps us live our lives better every day and in every walk of life. It’s a way of life which if adopted well helps us grow by leaps & bounds & make us happier & healthier overall.
Enthusiastic guest blogger for Petri-dish Science
Author : Pragya
I am the founder of Petri-dish Science . A lifelong science lover and an engineer with a passion for teaching STEAM concepts to young kids using the arts and lots of hands-on action !
Guest Author : Shubhra
I am an Engineer , scientist , book lover, a passionate mom and a stalwart for education . I believe that a good science education can make a huge difference in a child's life