Science is a subject that needs both – theory and practical lessons. But, given the complexity of the subject, a lot of children do not find it a very exciting subject. Especially, if you are teaching in a science tuition centre for primary school students, then you have made the session as interesting as possible. Here are few tips to make science as interesting as possible for young minds.
Audio visual devices
Showing the planetary system or the solar system on a big LED screen with animation and voice over identifying each plant, the sun, the stars and the galaxy, will immediately capture the interest of students. Using audiovisual devices to science classes is like adding spices to food. It not only makes the class captivating, but the student is able to easily process what they see. In fact, at the end of that audio-visual video, you will notice many students raising doubts on the solar system.
Conducting pop-quizzes just five minutes before the bell rings, will increase the recall value for students. It is also a productive way to summarise the subject taught in class today. In fact, it is more effective than giving homework to students every day.You can make the pop-quizzes more appealing by gifting a chocolate to students who give the correct answer. These pop-quizzes with small treats will force students to pay more attention and take an active interest in the science class.
Children love watching experiments such as floating egg, mixing oil and water or even making water glow. You can run them through the process, cause and effect and properties of the materials used in the experiments. After showing it to them once, give the students the chance to witness the changes themselves by asking them to repeat the experiments. You can allot two days each week, just engage students in various experiments. It will make them understand the constant evolution of science.
Taking students on an outing to the science museum has two benefits – the children have a chance to get outside the classroom and will learning something new at the museum. Watching the evolution of the dinosaur at the museum will not only make them curious about studying the evolution of mankind but also giving them a chance to process and the understand the importance of science in their everyday lives.