Do the simplest questions drive the greatest thinking? Here, Mythbusters’ Adam Savage gives a really cool, inspiring TED talk exploring this very idea.
One of the most important scientific ideas that you can communicate to your students is that science is never a ‘done deal’, more fantastic innovations and incredible technology are endlessly possible. Science is spurred by creativity, and very much based on asking questions- and seeking answers to some of the simplest questions can in fact reveal an entire universe.
‘most people think of science as a closed black box- and in fact, it is an open field’
One of the ways we work with teachers and students to model this process of creativity, and questioning that drives scientific exploration, is with our mystery boxes activity.
How do you get your students thinking about what science is and how it works?