North Carolina – A study from a team of researchers of North Carolina University has revealed that the children can change or influence their parents’ thinking on social and natural issues. The researchers did a demonstrative and experimental study about climate change on children.
For experimental purpose, the researchers worked on middle school science students with the help of their teachers. The researchers added only climate change topics to students’ curriculum and after a few days, asked their parents to take part in the survey. 238 students and 293 parents took part in the survey. The researchers divided them into two groups (Control & Experimental Group) according to their knowledge about climate change.
72 students and 93 parents were a part of the control group, which means they are not aware of climate change or they did not get the curriculum. On the other hand, the experimental group contained 166 students and 199 parents, which means they were a little bit aware of climate change.
The students in the experimental group were taught first about climate change before the students in the control group. Some time later, a new survey of the same students was taken. The researcher then found that the students and parents who were earlier in the control group, were very interested in the latest survey and they learnt the things about climate quickly.
The researchers added in the final report of the survey, “We taught children about climate change and the children taught their parents about climate change”.