I am a pre-service teacher looking to find ways to get my future students enaged in science. I remember being in elementray school and into middle school, the best days were when we got to do science labs but there were very few of them. What are some ways you have managed to incorporate more labs during the school year and any labs that were a huge hit with the kids? 

Kennedy Polk
Kennedy Polk
180 Activity Points

Hi Kennedy,

Consider incorporating science notebooks in your classroom. See this article. I would like to see others ideas.

https://common.nsta.org/resource/?id=10.2505/4/sc17_055_03_38

Flavio

Flavio Mendez
Flavio Mendez
45201 Activity Points

This is an excellent question. As a student, I was one of those students who found themselves disengaged with science. A way that may help students, as it did with me, is games or hands-on acitivities that engage the students without them knowing the "science" part directly. Then, have the discussion based around how science played in and the importance for the activity. Have the students discuss the importncae after an example game, and move from there. 

Sam Adams
Sam Adams
2418 Activity Points

This is an excellent question. As a student, I was one of those students who found themselves disengaged with science. A way that may help students, as it did with me, is games or hands-on acitivities that engage the students without them knowing the "science" part directly. Then, have the discussion based around how science played in and the importance for the activity. Have the students discuss the importncae after an example game, and move from there. 

Sam Adams
Sam Adams
2418 Activity Points

Hey Kennedy,

Perhaps you could do mini labs as a wake up activity on dreaded Mondays. Something that does not take much longer than bell work but would still give you and your kids more lab time. Maybe this link will give you some ideas.

https://www.frugalcouponliving.com/5-minute-science-experiments-for-kids/

Kassi Dean
Kassi Dean
2335 Activity Points

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