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Sun Mar 04, 2018 3:54 PM
Science is an adventures subject to study at school. Children in the elementary years enjoy it a lot, because they get to explore new things, and conducts experiments. When they due so, they are engaged, having fun, and getting their education. Sadly, when students start third grade, the focus shifts to mostly reading and math. After that, children start loosing interest in science, and then don't get the proper education. With that being said, I want to know what are some science projects third graders could be doing while at home. I feel that as an educator we need to try our best to have a balance between the subjects, and never loos focus on the end goal. A great way of looking at this is starting with the end in mind. In our case as teachers, we need to always keep in mind that children need to get the best education they can including all of the subjects. in addition I wanted to ask, how could I integrate science with the other subjects that are tested in the STAR test such as, math and reading.
Thank you for reading, Have a great day.
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Mon Mar 05, 2018 1:22 AM
Science projects are a great way to incorporate STEM-related activities and content in the school curriculum. It gives students an opportunity to choose from a variety of topics regarding what they would emphasis on with their project. This also gives students autonomy in allowing them to select what aspect of science peaks their interest the most.
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Wed Mar 21, 2018 12:23 AM
Hi Henry, I definitely agree with you that once you're in the 3rd grade level and beyond that the school highly focus on the important subjects for STAAR testing. Sometimes it would be difficult for students to be working on science projects at home because they might not have the materials and support from the parents because they might not be able to help. I thought it is a great idea on how to integrate science with other subjects! Just some suggestions, but if your students is doing a article reading, try to have it relating about science. Once they are finish reading with it, maybe incorporate and ask about the main idea and supporting details regarding the article. Another one would be if the students were learning a specific topic, they could create a poem or story with key terms. Good luck!
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Sun Mar 04, 2018 8:05 PM
Hello Henry. I agree with you, Science gets pushed back for reading and math very often. Some schools do not even have time scheduled in their day for science. It really is a disadvantage to students that have an interest in science and its offerings. For third graders, I would say they would love experiments, such as, making slime or making balloons blow up with coke bottles. These are simple, inexpensive experiments that can be done with minimal parental supervision. Have a great day!
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