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Most students do not go on to become scientists and for these students the main goal of science education should be to teach rigorous, evidence-based thinking and communicating a sense of wonder for the natural world. These goals can be met by any branch of science, there is no obvious reason why it would be better biology and physics or earth sciences would be more important than chemistry. In fact, it is certainly possible to point to curriculum and classes in all areas of science that do a great job of teaching scientific thinking. However, this does not mean that it is equally easy for teachers to achieve these goals in all areas.
It ‘clearly important for students to have real, meaningful laboratory experiences in science lessons. And ‘possible to have large laboratories in all branches of science, but the challenges can be very different. One of the great challenges in biology is that experiments often require an extended period of time. Often results is simply not possible in a single period of 45 minutes of class. Even with 1.5 periods of double time, the design of experiments in biology that can be difficult to measure. On the other hand, working with animals (and even plants, fungi and protists) is intrinsically motivating and challenging for most students. In addition, many of the most important ideas in biology and mathematics are less abstract than the great ideas of physics and chemistry, and are therefore easier for many students to absorb. Read the rest of this entry »
Unlike many other subjects, science is purely based on facts and truth. This is to explain and predict phenomena through different experiments. Compared to adults, children have a greater tendency to absorb the things they see and hear around them. As such, this is the best time to teach them science subjects. Traditionally, scientific subjects should be taught with textbooks. However, it has been scientifically proven that cognitive learning techniques are better than traditional methods. Cognitive learning involves touching, look, listen and live. This is one of the main reasons why the scientific activities for children are gaining steady popularity.
There are several projects and experiments that can be used to teach science to children. In addition to maintaining their interest, these activities will give them a better understanding of the subject. Science education is a broad field that includes various subjects, such as social, space, earth, life, physical, etc. Learn these subjects provide children with specific skills that are necessary to lead a fulfilling life. Scientific literacy is an integral aspect of today’s society. It allows you to think and make responsible decisions. Population growth, dwindling natural resources, global warming, poverty, disease, drug-resistant and political unrest are just some of the many problems faced by the world today.
Proper science education prepares students to address these issues and to address them effectively. Including scientific projects in the curriculum is a good way to ensure that they receive adequate scientific training. While the choice of these projects, parents and teachers must ensure that the activities are fun and informative. Projects monotonous rarely serve the intended purpose. Internet is full of numerous scientific experiments that parents and kids can try at home. In addition, there are several on-line video that can be used to teach children. It is a well known fact that the interactive video that captures the attention of children. Read the rest of this entry »
Whether you choose private or public education you need to be assured that your child is receiving maximum support in school. Often procedures and programs are overwhelming. In order to make informed decisions, it is important to understand the special education process and to know your rights. Although schools differ slightly when identifying children who qualify for special education services the process is fairly consistent between states. If your child is experiencing difficulties in any area of learning, your involvement benefits your child in many ways. The better informed you are as a parent the more effective the interventions become. The types of concerns addressed may include academics, behavior, social/emotional, and health issues. You may be the first to express a concern, or the school might notify you. Before your child can be identified as having special education needs, however, schools must follow certain guidelines. Pre-referral is an important part of the special education process.
Pre-referral helps to make certain that your child is provided with appropriate modifications and accommodations before being referred for special education testing. These strategies may include, but are not limited to, physical placement in the classroom, presentation and modification of materials, as well as individualized behavior plans. Often the modifications and strategies that are recommended provide your child with enough support that academic performance is improved and special education services are not required. Read the rest of this entry »