Early childhood life is inseparable from science education, creativity and social activities. Therefore, educators should be able to stimulate or stimulate early childhood with various activities related to science and technology. Science activities can stimulate children to explore various objects and media, both living and non-living objects in the environment around children.
With science educators can train children to use their senses to recognize various kinds of symptoms of objects and symptoms of events. The more the involvement of the senses in learning, the more children will understand what is being learned. Children gain new knowledge from the results of their senses with various objects in the environment around them. The knowledge that children get can be useful for further thinking capital. Through the process of science, children can do simple experiments. The experiment can train the child’s ability to relate the cause and effect of a treatment so that the child is able to think logically. By developing thinking skills, children are expected to be able to process their learning gains and be able to find various ways of solving problems. One of the results of learning that must be achieved is that children are able to recognize various simple science concepts in everyday life. The world of learning in children can be done through playing activities while learning or learning while playing. Playing is one of the activities carried out with or without the use of tools that generate understanding or provide information, give pleasure or develop imagination in early childhood. Learning by playing provides opportunities for children to manipulate, repeat, practice and gain countless concepts and understandings.
Science in early childhood can be interpreted as things that stimulate them to increase their curiosity, interest and problem solving, thus giving rise to thoughts and actions such as observing, thinking, and linking concepts or events. Science can train children to experiment by carrying out several experiments or experiments, to enrich children’s insight, to always want to try and try. So that science can direct and encourage children to be creative and full of initiative. Science accustoms children to follow the experimental stage and must not hide a failure. Science can train positive mental and logical thinking. In addition, science can also train children to be careful, because children must observe, make predictions, and make decisions. The development of science learning for early childhood must have clear directions and goals, because with clear goals it can be used as a standard in determining the level of achievement and success of a learning goal that is developed and carried out.
Some of the goals of learning science for early childhood are so that children have the ability to solve the problems they face through the use of scientific methods, so that children are helped and become skilled in solving various things they face. So that children have a scientific attitude, so that children get better and more reliable scientific knowledge and information. The information obtained by children is based on appropriate scientific standards, and will have an impact on the interests and interests of children to live the science that is and is found in the environment and natural surroundings. Science activities should be adapted to the developmental level and characteristics of early childhood. So that children have the opportunity to express their ideas and thoughts before starting a science activity.