Our kids are always curious to know about the natural world. As a parent, you would have heard hundreds of questions like ‘How hot is the Sun?’, ‘Why does the moon change?’, ‘What do the germs look like?’ and so on. Questions that only a kid can ask. It may be sometimes difficult to answer these in a way a small kid can understand, but it is very important to engage and encourage the kid’s curiosity. When a kid is curious, he or she is most receptive and eager to learn.
Somewhere along the way as we grew up, most of us lost that curious nature. Maybe it was the method of traditional educational system, or maybe, it was just a natural part of growing up, we can’t say. But, we know for sure that our kids live in a vastly different technology driven world. The questions that kids ask may not have changed much since we were kids. But today, the kind of answers our kids receive can definitely be far better. When they ask, where the Sun and the Earth came from, you can actually play a 10 minute video that shows a simulation of the solar system forming from a giant cloud of stellar dust. Or, when they wonder, what germs are, you can show them science videos with complete 3D details of live microorganisms at a very high resolution. Now, compare that to the verbal answers you were told when you were a kid.
When kids can ‘see’ how things work and why they happen, they understand and learn quickly. Educational science videos are a great way to help answer your child’s questions by showing all the details visually, making it easier to understand. Compared to learning by reading and hearing, learning by seeing is far more effective. It helps kids to visualize the world around them correctly and intuitively. When kids watch educational videos on physical sciences, life sciences and earth science, it makes the learning process interesting and enables them to think scientifically. Even the most complex topics in physics, chemistry and biology can be made interesting and insightful with the help of science videos. Science experiments can be shown step by step with animations and detailed explanations which make the videos sometimes more effective than actual laboratory experience. Moreover, these videos can be watched over and over again till the child understands and learns the science concepts properly.