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New Ways to Inspire and Challenge Through Science

Posted on December 26, 2010

Science teachers are always looking for a new way to inspire and challenge their students. No matter what grade, students will most likely respond well to an integrated lesson plan that is both fun and educational. To create a lesson plan as a science teacher you should keep in mind that some of the concepts that you will be covering in each lesson, may not be easy or entertaining for each student. Although there are many interesting facets to science,  there are some difficult concepts that may be hard to convey or spark interest in your students. As a science teacher, if you create an educational plan that will engage the students and make them think, you will be achieving your goals and purpose. Having students ask questions, get involved and provide their thoughts on your lesson plan will really show that the lesson plan you have created is a good one. Here is a science lesson list that may help you to design your own, depending on the age group you are teaching. Mold your science lesson plan to the needs of your students but do not skimp on the material just because you do not think it will interest them.

A science lesson plan can involve anyone of the following topics, but it is not limited to these topics If a teacher is looking to decide what to incorporate into his or her educational plan, they may choose from these broad categories in order to gain an idea of what to teach.

-Science of the human body. A lesson plan can be developed around the human body, how it works, its components and the processes it undergoes in order to function.

-Science of the earth. A lesson plan on geology, or the study of the earth can be created. This lesson plan can cover all the material relating the earth, its components and its changes and what those changes signify.
-Science of the universe. Astrology is another facet of scientific study that can be implemented into an educational plan. Students can map out the universe, study the stars and memorize the planets and their differing atmospheric conditions.

-Science of the atmosphere. Also known as meteorology, this lesson can help students understand atmospheric conditions and changes and understand why they occur. An example would be to have the students build a home made barometer in order to measure atmospheric pressure. By creating this they are better able to understand the scientific concepts associated with the weather and its changes.
-Biological study of animals and plants can also be another plan. The processes and functions that must occur in order for life to grow and develop are discussed here. Students can conduct experiments with plants in order to visualize how plant life develops.

These are just a few general categories that can be implemented into your educational plan. Science is not an easy topic but it can be a fun one. Experiments and fun projects will enable you to convey concepts to students while providing them with educational entertainment

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