Thursday, 6 March 2014

Like Kids

Darwin R. Del Rosario
Mr. Sonido, E.

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Mind Movers of Mind Museum

                Kids learn things because of their interest and curiosity. Growing up, we increase our knowledge of the things around us, thereby making our world seem smaller and more comprehendible, when in truth, our world becomes more complex and larger each day as more things are theorized, discovered, and invented. Sometimes, the problem with learning things is that we leave out the “interesting” and “curiosity-stimulating” parts of the topic. The “Mind Movers” of the Mind Museum was able to put those things at the heart of learning by actually allowing us to question things and become more and more interested through their discussion. For example, while doing their experiments, such as the vaporized water tank, you would ask yourself, “what’s next?”, “what are they doing?” or “how on earth did they do that?” Beyond these questions, however, you also find the inner child within you. You actually want to do these experiments (if only you had the time) and experience more of what they’re doing.

                The Mind Museum was faithful in their topic “Creative Science Communication.” They were able to communicate, or deliver things about science in a creative yet efficient manner. They focused on an interactive approach so that the audience would feel a sense of similarity with the things they did. For example, mimicking the occurrence of the phases of matter taught me how a Bose-Einstein condensate acted. Through these approaches to learning, science is made more appreciable and fun.

                Overall, I enjoyed the visit of the Mind Movers and how they presented science in a very interesting fashion. Learning may not always be a short and easy task, but might as well make it fun and easy in a way we can. 

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