Does your child complain that science is “boring”? This may be because science is often taught in a boring manner. The solution may be to supplement teaching with hands-on experiments that develop the inner curiosity of the child.
For parents looking to buy an educational toy for their child, here are two recommendations:
For its price, it is one of the most affordable microscopes around. Suitable as a starter microscope for children interested in doing experiments. Suitable for upper primary (Grade 5/6) onwards.
For more serious/experienced students, they can consider AmScope B120C-E1 Siedentopf Binocular Compound Microscope, 40X-2500X Magnification, LED Illumination, Abbe Condenser, Two-Layer Mechanical Stage, 1.3MP Camera and Software Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10 which is probably even better than the microscope in your secondary school / junior college. It can be connected to the computer for deeper analysis.
Snap Circuits Jr. SC-100 Electronics Discovery Kit
Electricity is one of the greatest inventions in the past century, and also a key component of the science syllabus from primary all the way to university. Learn more about circuits in this amazing toy. Suitable for lower primary onwards (Grade 1-3).