Tsubata (2007) narrates the experience of parents asking, "What can I do to get my child to read or do math, or understand science" Tsubata states that often parents try to place all the responsibility on the shoulders of the teacher, for making the child a good learner. But parents have a very crucial role is making the child more attentive and responsible towards the studies. Subjects like science and technology require more of such attention from the parents. While stating the world is indeed becoming lot more technical, Glynn et al. (1991) emphasize the need for science teachers to come out with innovative ideas for preparing the child to take on the world in right earnest. There's a process and knowledge behind any science activity. Glynn et al. (1991) say that students who are able to grasp the process behind any scientific activity are in a better position to understand science. This requires not just rote memorization but conceptual learning with the help of practical exposure. Therefore practical science activities and investigations in the primary classroom are crucial to the development of children's scientific skills and knowledge. Lot of things keep happening in the world of science, which requires regular updation of this knowledge base.
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