Enjoy Science Through Storytelling!
“A scientist in his laboratory is not a mere technician: he is also a child confronting natural phenomena that impress him as though they were fairy tales” – Marie Curie
During Google’s Education on Air Conference held on May 8th & 10th, JR Ginex-Orinion, a Digital Learning Coach emphasizes the importance of storytelling in Science, whether it is to learn the periodic table, the concept of speed, or how a flower pollinates.
3 Reasons Storytelling Works in Science
- People make connections with stories and spark people’s curiosity
- Stories affect the brain and engages many areas of the brain (Controlling motor function, senses and the frontal lobe which involves problem solving)
- Science is a 3-step process; stories are too! When exploring a new topic, we often ask ourselves a number of questions
Not only does storytelling allow students to learn more about the topic, but delve deep into how it links to his/her own personal life experiences! If you’d like to learn more or watch the Google Education Conference in its entirety, click here. (VPN required)