Saturday, May 19, 2007

For The Nerdy Parents (including me) - An Interesting Science Article

An interesting Science Magazine magazine article was recently published that discusses how young kids see the world and how these early impressions impact the ability to learn about scientific theories later in life. Young kids know that things fall down - apples roll of a table and hit the ground or a spoon that is thrown from a highchair falls with a bang on the floor - long before they're taught the about the science of gravitational attraction. These intuitions may hinder the ease of accepting science facts, such as the world is round and isn't flat. Here's a link to the article, but you need a subscription to read the entire thing. If you're at the local library, check out the physical article. Childhood Origins of Adult Resistance to Science

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