Primary Science 159 Science behind the wow
Issue 159 | Published September 2019
There is a danger that a science wow can be used just as a performance, more of an attention grabber than a hook: a hook implies there is something to be hung onto it. There is value to be added for learning to take place, layers of understanding to be created through engaging with something that captures the mind and stimulates thoughts. Wows are great; please use them, but with some caution. Meaningful wows are worth more than we can possibly imagine.