Building Rockets and Developing Rocket Fuel to Encourage Scientific Risk-Taking in Grade 7 Boys — Nicholas Diana , The Ridge School, South Africa

  • Maker Movement (2014-15)

From birth, children want to learn, and they naturally seek out problems to solve.” Risk-taking is a crucial phase of adolescence. By taking risks, we force our brains to make decisions that allow our brains to grow. These attitudes and actions form part of a student’s understanding of “how things work”, as they engage in scientific thinking and action long before they have even thought of a question