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Preschoolers Can Be Smarter Than College Students At Figuring Out Gizmos
2014-03-07 13:24:30

Preschoolers can be smarter than college students at figuring out how unusual toys and gadgets work because they’re more flexible and less biased than adults in their ideas about cause and effect

Kids Scientific Method Is Just Like Researchers
2012-09-28 13:40:48

Though their actions look suspiciously like play, a new study shows that children approach problems in need of solutions in much the same manner as scientists.

2012-03-13 10:48:55

People often wonder if computers make children smarter.


Word of the Day
edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.