Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:37 AM

I am currently getting my teaching degree and have one year left and I will get my master's degree. What is one thing you think that I should know about teaching science and getting my students excited about science? 

Brittanee Ross
Brittanee Ross
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Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:28 AM

Hi Brittanee,

What an exciting time! I found this article in the Learning Center that gives some advice for new teachers. There may be some strategies listed that can be of help. Check it out here:

http://common.nsta.org/resource/default.aspx?id=10.2505%2f4%2fss00_023_06_20

Best of luck as you start this new adventure! And be sure to stay involved with the Learning Center forums to access advice and helpful tips!
-Megan

Megan Doty
Megan Doty
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Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:27 PM

Hi, Brittanee! Good luck on your journey! Depending on the grade level that you plan on teaching, here are some resources that may help you prepare and come up with ideas on how to get your future students excited about science!

Elementary education: http://learningcenter.nsta.org/resource/?id=10.2505/4/sc08_045_09_56

Elementary education: http://learningcenter.nsta.org/resource/?id=10.2505/4/sc11_048_06_55

Middle school: http://learningcenter.nsta.org/resource/?id=10.2505/4/ss00_023_06_20

Higher education: http://learningcenter.nsta.org/resource/?id=10.2505/4/tst07_074_05_8

Higher education: http://learningcenter.nsta.org/resource/?id=10.2505/4/tst08_075_06_14

Alora Delacruz
Alora Delacruz
285 Activity Points

Fri Nov 24, 2017 10:13 AM

Hello Brittanee!

My advice to you is to always do inquiry lessons. These will help get your students thinking and wanting to know more. I would also recommend hands on activities. I work at a preschool currently and see that when the activities are hands on, they tend to learn more and their attention span is longer. Lastly, I think you should know that however you feel about science will be reflected on the students. Make sure you are excited and always ready to learn more. Good luck!

-Alexis Martinez

Alexis Martinez
Alexis Martinez
320 Activity Points

Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:58 PM

Learn to love science yourself if you already do not. Children will sense how you feel about science and take clues from you. Good luck in your career.

Betty Paulsell
Betty Paulsell
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