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Dusty old textbooks are being pushed aside in favour of a new wave of TV programming that aims to get kids excited about science

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  • Writer: Vanniya Sriangura & Sasiwimon Boonruang
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Decades ago, we studied sciences in the classroom and through textbooks. Teachers standing in front of the class telling us what they had been taught was a typical educational atmosphere. And though students at upper-scale schools in Thailand may have been fortunate enough to enjoy a weekly dose of lab work, science learning was commonly regarded in the old days as difficult and, perhaps, boring. 

Today, science seems to be more entertaining and relevant to the lives of Thai children than ever before. This is thanks to, of course, worldwide technological breakthroughs, and the unfolding of scientific knowledge _ especially on our television screens.

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