It is never too early to teach children the process of observation, report writing and research methodology.
At Sternfield, we believe that children at a young age should be exposed to hypotheses, data analysis and findings. They do not need to wait till they get to the university before they are made to observe the thorax of an inscet.
It is important to incorporate the five senses to stimulate learning. Children learn in diverse ways and as educators, you must know that space speaks to children.
Children must be able to see what they are being taught, touch or feel what they are being taught and also hear what they are being taught in a calm, clear and inspiring tone. They can also smell what they are being taught and under parental supervision, have a taste of what they are being taught (not the insects though).
The physical relationship between what is being taught and the child being taught, is the foundation of practical learning.