I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
Xunxi (313 BC) Chinese Philosopher
65% of the population are visual learners. They need to see it to learn it. Source: Pearson education.
A lecture based traditional teaching is effective to less than half of the students in a class.
In the absence of visual aids in the classroom, laboratories provide visual material for the students.
Good laboratory practices allow students to investigate, explore and experiment on their own and learn; preferably under teacher supervision.
Young-Scientist exploration lab is designed to be effective, flexible and enjoyable.
YS exploration lab is most beneficial to primary and middle school students, and the education at this stage determines the chance of success at higher levels.
The integrated lab style combines the disciplines of physics, chemistry, biology and engineering to give a holistic science learning experience and helps students appreciate the big picture.
Carefully designed experiments and demonstrations induce enthusiasm, invigorate curiosity and increases retention of learned concepts in children.
The lab provides materials for creating new demonstrations and experiments. It can also serve as a platform for studio based teaching which is being adopted in several large American universities and schools.
Children acquire deeper understanding of scientific ideas and are able to retain it longer.
There is reduced variance in the student performance in tests and examinations.
Students enjoy learning more and are motivated to study by themselves.
There is increased co-operation and friendliness among students, and the student-teacher relationship is made healthier.