When you think of learning, the chances are that you immediately think of a classroom. But the truth of the matter is that learning can happen anywhere. Classroom learning is only a small part of a child’s learning experience. Children learn a lot from their everyday lives. From how a pencil works to what fuel planes use, their natural curiosity and thirst for knowledge lead them to question everything around them and find answers. Research has shown that interactive practical learning is ten times more effective than classroom learning that depends on textbooks to impart knowledge. With that in mind, why not let your kids explore the world of Physics in an innovative way this summer? Show them how Physics is in operation around them and how it is a large part of our lives. Adventure park’s Physics Day is the place to begin their Physics journey.
If your kid finds it difficult to sit still in a classroom and concentrate on what the teacher is telling him/her, then finding alternative ways for them to learn is an excellent idea. Instead of depending on textbooks to explain concepts and theories, how about showing it to them? Showing kids how what they learned in the classroom applies in the real world will pique their interest. Take the Physics day events held at Adventure Park, for instance. It has proven to be wildly successful, and both teachers and parents are impressed with how the amusement rides help children compare what they studied in the classroom and cross-reference it with how it applies practically. Doing so helps them gain a better understanding of Physics and how it works.
Physics Day Events
Can a theme park teach your kids about concepts that they’ve studied in Physics? Can Physics be a fun subject to learn? Yes, and yes. The success of Adventure Park’s Physics Day events is proof that learning can be fun. No child wants to learn Physics during the holidays. They’d rather be out playing and having fun with their friends. But turning traditional learning into interactive fun can help us overcome their resistance and make learning exciting. Instead of nagging or forcing them to sit down and read, you can open up a different world of education. One where they get to jump and run around while getting a first-hand experience of how many of the concepts in Physics applies in their everyday lives.
What better way to teach a kid about gravity than to let him/her bounce around in a jumping castle or trampoline? How gravitational pull works and how Sir Isaac Newton stumbled upon this amazing discovery can be best learn backed by practical knowledge. After all, the best way to understand gravity is to see it at work. Gravity is what keeps us grounded (literally). When a child understands the basic concept of gravity, it opens up his mind to all the other questions that lead to more learning. For example, if the earth’s gravitational force pulls us all, how do birds fly then? By questioning any supposed inconsistencies, kids learn more about the subject than they would sit in a classroom, surrounded by walls that cut them off from the outside world. Being curious and questioning everything is the innate quality within a child. They are inquisitive and want to know about how everything works. By steering them in the right direction, you can help them learn about the world around them and how it functions. Satiate their thirst for knowledge with interactive learning activities and endless fun.
Forces of Motion
Forces of Motion is another broad subject that can be dealt with a possible hand. The physics Day events boast of an interactive learning area where motion, speed and other concepts in Physics can be studied through fun equipment and games. When you’re having fun, your mind is more pliable and soaks up information. So, making learning fun is a sure fire way to ensuring that children remember and retain concepts better. From something as simple as a swing to a rocket launch, the forces of motion are present everywhere. Identifying how they work and apply to our life opens up a whole new world of possibilities and sparks a child’s creative thinking.
Learning doesn’t have to be limited to happening within a classroom. In fact, when you step out of the classroom, you step into a world of continuous learning. Ask any experienced teacher, and they will tell you how difficult it is to make kids listen to them. What does one do then? The best way to counteract a child’s inattentiveness is to find interesting ways in which to teach them. Adventure Park gives you the opportunity to do just that with its Physics Day events. Come along to learn Physics like never before. Make full use of our interactive learning experience and get your kids interested in the world of Physics and all that it has to offer.
Your child could be a future engineer or innovator. All he/she needs is a push (no pun intended) in the right direction! So, get them away from their smart phones and video games and let them expand their minds with information offered in an exciting and fun way. Educators have long been stressing the need for a more hands-on and innovative approach to teaching. Teaching kids at a theme park are as creative as it can get. Even the most finicky child will be more receptive to learning when the learning is fun, and the concepts are presented in a very easy to grasp manner. Interactive learning does not tell the kids about concepts and theories. Instead, it shows them how they work and lets them draw their conclusions and assumptions based on their experience. And that’s, without a doubt, a great way to learn Physics! Who ever knew Physics was such a cool subject! Head to Adventure Park this summer to be fascinated by Physics and all its laws.