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Making science fun for kids

  • Iman Mahditama

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, November 6 2012   /  11:23 am

Most children would agree that studying science can be incredibly difficult (or worse — boring) and that watching movies means a lot of fun and excitement, especially when you go to the movie theater with your friends.

Now, the question for adults is: When you combine learning about science and watching films, can the result actually be incredibly fun and exciting for kids?

Some will say the answer is a definite and resounding yes, and that is what the Science Film Festival is all about.

“Our society has an old-fashioned way of thinking that science is hard and difficult to learn. What we want to emphasize in this event is that it is important to start learning about science at an early age and that it can be fun and burden-free,” Paramadina University rector Anies Baswedan said.

The 2012 Science Film Festival, the third time the annual event has been h...