MAKI NG SCI ENCE TEACHING MORE FUN
NENITA L. MENDOZA
According to education writer Janelle Cox, an essential element to turning students on to science is to show them how it’s used in their daily lives. Science is behind the creation of their cellphones, tablets, and videogames— let your classroom explore and understand how this subject matter touches more in their day-to-day activities than they think.
It would be easier for pupils to actually appreciate the subject if they see its practical applicability and relationship to real life.
Cox also narrated that teachers can create contests that encourage your children to use science to generate a design that may peak their interest. For example, most students love playing on their smartphones and tablets— challenge your classroom to create an app that they’d use every day. Teachers should strive to make science teaching fun and enjoyable.
It can be quite difficult to get students to be interested in science when your only resource is a textbook. Teachers should also explore the possibility of assigning new resource materials from the internet or magazines.
The best way to spark interest in science is to bring it to life with exciting experiments. Younger students will be memorized by glowing water, or how specific items float or sink whereas the older crowd will benefit from observing a mock crime scene. When students “do” science they are more apt to be excited about it.
You can develop student interest in science by enhancing their natural curiosity and connecting science to their daily lives. To help students develop an even deeper understanding (and form questions of their own), we can create new explorative and creative opportunities to ensure that our students will be able thrive in the many years beyond their scholarly career.