“We look at science as something very elite, which only a few people can learn. That’s just not true. You just have to start early and give kids a foundation. Kids live up, or down, to expectations.” Mae Jemison (the first African American woman in space).
Science enables children to broaden their scientific view of the world around them and develop a deeper understanding of a wide range of scientific ideas. Children are encouraged to do this in a number of different ways which are often enquiry based and practical. Through exploring, talking about, testing and developing ideas children gain a deeper understanding and are able to observe patterns, make connections and draw their own conclusions.