I don’t love teaching science. I know, I know. I just posted not too long ago about not being super excited about math either, but that has really improved as I’ve changed my instructional methods. It has taken a lot of time researching, finding, and creating new materials to supplement the worksheets I’m given through our Saxon textbook adoption, but it is so worth it because everyone is more excited about math now (including me!). I have a similar problem with science because our workbook is so blah. We were fortunate enough to get science kits for some experiments this year though, so I think we’re moving in the right direction.
Our space unit starts next week, and it’s my favorite science unit to teach. I hang the planets from our ceiling with a couple rockets, have my students apply for their space mission, and then we all get lost in the solar system for the final month of school. Science doesn’t feel boring or dry at all when I do it that way.
You can purchase a copy of some of the forms I use for this project in my stores too, or just look at the preview to get an idea for making your own. My success with math is really rubbing off because I’m going to work hard to revamp my other science units this summer to make them just as engaging next year.
I’m starting by joining The Teaching Bank’s science linky party with my brand new I Have, Who Has Outer Space Cards. Vocabulary review is so much more engaging when it’s in game form. You can get the set for $2.00 in my stores. I hope they help spark a little bit of fun in your science review!
You know I love science! I hope your students have fun! 🙂
The Science Penguin