1 Science Kids on Sun Sep 12, 2010 8:53 am
Teaching kids science can be both a rewarding and fun experience. Science plays and important and crucial role in the education of the newest generation. With the rapid advancements in science and technology this field is very vital to every day life. Being aware of what is going on in the world of science and why certain phenomenons occur is important to a young child’s education in science. Kids science, although very basic in nature covers a broad variety of topics that makes teaching these concepts to children a fun and unique experience every day. Teaching kids science may require a certain level of creativity in order to spark the interest of the kids. Some children may excel in other subjects and may not be as interested or skilled when it comes to kids science. To gain the attention from all of your students when you are teaching kids science you may want to try a few different and creative approaches. When teaching kids science, keep in mind that children have a shorter attention span than adults and you need to keep the material light and fun while simultaneously getting the material across to the kids. Here are some fun ways you can get the kids interested in your classroom when teaching kids science.
-Scientist of the Day. Each day select a student that will research a science related topic and come up with a fact to share with the classroom. In this way, the students will be teaching each other and new and different information will be brought to light based on the interests of each individual student. With each day a new fact will be discussed and any questions that students may have with regard to kids science will be answered. By adding this idea to your teaching method you are engaging the minds of the students while simultaneously conveying the topics of kids science within your teaching plan.
- Articles. Science is always changing and developing. With the wave of new technology and inventions, students should be aware of what is going on in the world. By reading short and informative, but interesting, science related articles every day you will be able to keep students involved and up to date with the most recent advancements in the field of science. Keep the content light and keep in mind the age of the audience that you are teaching.
-Mix it up. Change the learning atmosphere from time to time. The world of science is not limited to a classroom. Take a field trip or walk outside. You could be teaching kids science in real life action. Some children learn better with visual aids and this will appeal to the needs of those students. By actually seeing science in action it may be a more productive learning session for kids since they need to be engaged in order to focus on the kids science topics at hand.
-Games. Kids science does not have to be limited to books alone. Teaching can consist of many different methods and tools to convey the material. Once you have gone over the material with the students you could implement a game to test their knowledge. In this way, learning can be fun and create an atmosphere that will challenge young minds.]