The importance of science education in any country cannot be overemphasized. It imparts knowledge that is critical for the population. Although other subjects or disciplines or subjects are equally important, science plays a major role in the development of a nation.
For example, through science education, students can complete their studies and become doctors, nurses, medical researchers among others. Studies have proved that countries that prioritize science education tend to be more productive economically compared to those that don't.
But how do you get students to love science subjects?
It is true that since it is one of the most important subjects but the truth is that many students find it very uninteresting. You, therefore, need to find ways of making science interesting for students to develop passion towards it.
Below are a few tips to make science interesting to students:
1. Encourage and celebrate curiosity
The way you teach students really determines if they will enjoy a subject or not. There are certain subjects that require a teacher to be tactful to arouse curiosity and keep students engaged. Science is one of those subjects.
Provide each student with a notepad or sticky notes to collect questions about the things that they seem not to understand throughout the day. Then once every week, have the students choose one day and share whatever they had written with the entire class.
2. Create mystery boxes, tubes, or bags
After creating either of the items, place them anywhere in the room and ask students to do an investigation. No student should know what's inside the bag or box but should instead feel or observe to find out what's inside.
You will see how interesting and engaging the class will be. Your work is to ensure that no one can guess whatever is contained inside the bag or box. As days go by, offer some hints and towards the week, reveal what's sealed inside.
3. Use technology frequently
Technology can also make science learning very interesting. First of all, it offers a variety of options for the teacher when it comes to teaching techniques. Most students are always happy to touch and interact with electronic gadgets.
For instance, using a smartboard can make students more interested and engaged in what's contained in a lesson. As such, your students will be better positioned to follow and understand experiment procedures and master calculations.
4. Create a relaxed classroom environment
Unlike other subjects, science requires attention to detail and sometimes this can create a tense environment. This can make some students bored and threatened whenever they think of a science lesson.
As a teacher, it is your duty to make the class friendlier to the learners. For example, if you are undertaking 6th grade science projects, crack some jokes to release tension from learners.
5. Create a fact bulletin board
This is a way of encouraging students to search and bring in facts while studying. Ensure that each student participates in this exercise.
In general, you can make science learning interesting for subtends just like any subject.