Saturday, September 8, 2007

Science exhibition....

Last year I visited our primary school's science exhibition with some friends, i was very intrigued to see these little kids scratching their heads and explainin the concepts and theories of their exhibits...
Our group came across a very good one, with a little bulb and when the kid increases the resistance using a wire the brightness decreases, so we told him that its very nice and asked how it works....he started readin from his mind aloud that when resistance is increased the brightness decreases....so there is nothing wrong with it, right??
then we asked the question that we thought would frighten the kid,
question is whats the use of that??
but the kid answered very honestly...... "eiee majaaa"
so there is nothin wrong with this answer either...
so we went to another exhibit....there is this little girl with a box, we have to pick a question and answer it.....
So i picked one
its some thing like this: whats needed to a rocket to go up in to space???
my answer, knowing that it would correct was FORCE.....but its wrong she said then i asked her the answer......then came the answer.......lots of fuel........ so there is nothing wrong with this answer...but then I tried to explain that its the force that generates from the fuel, she said its wrong...
this is what we have been taught in grade six and seven....

5 comments:

jaa said...

Sigh. Seriously depressing! The state of science and attitudes towards it has changed so dramatically and for the worse that I think it's time we think about it hard and long before it's too late... :(

Mr.Blogged said...

yeah i agrees wish u JAaa..
i remember when i was in gr9.. i worked on a fire alarm system..and i was so happy that my teachers and most of the visitors loved it.

.mini said...

aan yeah
when we are in grade 11, we are taught that the theories and even the laws that we studied before were wrong and derived from this and that and all those chemistry eloctronic structures and stuff
sometimes it really is depressing

but then, kuda kudhinnah kiyaadheyny kudakoh emeehunnah visney gothah ehaa details ah nugos dho

finifenmaa said...

at .mini- aslutha??? i shud think of staying here and school my kid instead of goin bak to male' dho??? sad, but all this is true...

mode said...

@jaa
We gotta do somethin, seriously

@Hussein
Nixe

@mini
hmmm, yep our alevel chemistry teacher spend bettter half of our two years reminding us that all we were wrong and even said olevel teachers dunno dat....funnny thin is dat we like to count how many grammer mistakes he makes per each class... able count more than hundred....

@finifenma
Yea its tym parents start think serously abt ths and thnx visitin