Real Life Science Applications

Parents can continuously engage their child by asking questions, like
– Why do I bag my meat and fish in a zip-lock bag before I put them in the freezer?
– What do you think happens if I don’t add baking powder in my cakes?
– Do you think crushed ice cools down a drink faster or slower than ice cubes?
– How do you think the ants found that sweet on the floor?
– Do you think you’ll be warmer or cooler if you swim with a t-shirt over your swimwear? Why?
– How does a pressure cooker cook food much faster?
– How does a Thermos flask keep water hot for so long?

This encourages the child to think and infer from knowledge that he may already know. If he doesn’t, then it will be a good opportunity to teach!