Getting Students Excited About Science
We are all kids at heart <ul><li>Think playtime </li></ul><ul><li>Think messy </li></ul><ul><li>Think easy </li></ul><ul><...
What do they like? <ul><li>Food </li></ul>
Try this: <ul><li>Label two ziplock bags  </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Clean </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Dirty </li><...
What do they like? <ul><li>Food </li></ul><ul><li>Explosions </li></ul>
Try this: <ul><li>Build a rocket  </li></ul><ul><li>Materials: </li></ul><ul><li>white film canister </li></ul><ul><li>¼ A...
Try this: <ul><li>Pour a small amount of water into canister </li></ul><ul><li>Add ¼ of tablet </li></ul><ul><li>Replace l...
What do they like? <ul><li>Food </li></ul><ul><li>Explosions </li></ul><ul><li>Nature </li></ul>
Take a hike <ul><li>Look and compare plants and trees </li></ul><ul><li>Crawl and discover what crawls with you </li></ul>...
What do they like? <ul><li>Food </li></ul><ul><li>Explosions </li></ul><ul><li>Nature </li></ul><ul><li>Animals </li></ul>
Visit <ul><li>Set up a Video conference with: </li></ul><ul><li>Tennessee Aquarium </li></ul>
What do they like? <ul><li>Food </li></ul><ul><li>Explosions </li></ul><ul><li>Nature </li></ul><ul><li>Animals </li></ul>...
Hands On <ul><li>Mix  </li></ul><ul><li>Measure </li></ul><ul><li>Pour </li></ul><ul><li>Create “Potions” </li></ul>
What do they like? <ul><li>Food </li></ul><ul><li>Explosions </li></ul><ul><li>Nature </li></ul><ul><li>Animals </li></ul>...
Collect <ul><li>Find bugs </li></ul><ul><li>Look at mouth parts </li></ul><ul><li>Wings </li></ul><ul><li>Body sections </...
Design an Experiment with the Students <ul><li>Formulate questions about topic </li></ul><ul><li>Decide on materials neces...
Have fun experimenting through basic discovery, interest, and FUN. Kristin R.
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Getting Students Excited About Science

  1. 1. Getting Students Excited About Science
  2. 2. We are all kids at heart <ul><li>Think playtime </li></ul><ul><li>Think messy </li></ul><ul><li>Think easy </li></ul><ul><li>Think exciting </li></ul>
  3. 3. What do they like? <ul><li>Food </li></ul>
  4. 4. Try this: <ul><li>Label two ziplock bags </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Clean </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Dirty </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Rub unwashed hands on one apple slice and place in “Dirty” bag </li></ul><ul><li>Wash hands </li></ul><ul><li>Rub clean hands on the other slice and place in “Clean” bag </li></ul><ul><li>Observe over 1 week </li></ul>
  5. 5. What do they like? <ul><li>Food </li></ul><ul><li>Explosions </li></ul>
  6. 6. Try this: <ul><li>Build a rocket </li></ul><ul><li>Materials: </li></ul><ul><li>white film canister </li></ul><ul><li>¼ Alkaseltzer tablet </li></ul><ul><li>water </li></ul>
  7. 7. Try this: <ul><li>Pour a small amount of water into canister </li></ul><ul><li>Add ¼ of tablet </li></ul><ul><li>Replace lid </li></ul><ul><li>Invert and set on pavement </li></ul><ul><li>Stand back </li></ul><ul><li>Watch rocket shoot about 25 feet into the air </li></ul>
  8. 8. What do they like? <ul><li>Food </li></ul><ul><li>Explosions </li></ul><ul><li>Nature </li></ul>
  9. 9. Take a hike <ul><li>Look and compare plants and trees </li></ul><ul><li>Crawl and discover what crawls with you </li></ul><ul><li>Listen and try to distinguish between bird types or insects </li></ul><ul><li>Go for a night hike and discover a whole new perspective </li></ul>
  10. 10. What do they like? <ul><li>Food </li></ul><ul><li>Explosions </li></ul><ul><li>Nature </li></ul><ul><li>Animals </li></ul>
  11. 11. Visit <ul><li>Set up a Video conference with: </li></ul><ul><li>Tennessee Aquarium </li></ul>
  12. 12. What do they like? <ul><li>Food </li></ul><ul><li>Explosions </li></ul><ul><li>Nature </li></ul><ul><li>Animals </li></ul><ul><li>Equipment </li></ul>
  13. 13. Hands On <ul><li>Mix </li></ul><ul><li>Measure </li></ul><ul><li>Pour </li></ul><ul><li>Create “Potions” </li></ul>
  14. 14. What do they like? <ul><li>Food </li></ul><ul><li>Explosions </li></ul><ul><li>Nature </li></ul><ul><li>Animals </li></ul><ul><li>Equipment </li></ul><ul><li>Bugs </li></ul>
  15. 15. Collect <ul><li>Find bugs </li></ul><ul><li>Look at mouth parts </li></ul><ul><li>Wings </li></ul><ul><li>Body sections </li></ul><ul><li>Eyes </li></ul><ul><li>Legs </li></ul><ul><li>Research online to find out more </li></ul><ul><li>http://www. bugguide .net/ </li></ul>
  16. 16. Design an Experiment with the Students <ul><li>Formulate questions about topic </li></ul><ul><li>Decide on materials necessary </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss safety </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstrate </li></ul>
  17. 17. Have fun experimenting through basic discovery, interest, and FUN. Kristin R.

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