Inside: How to Motivate Students to Love Science?  If they can relate a science activity to something in the real world they will be more interested.  An activity that is relevant to important events happening now, will get kids pumped.  If the activity follows a defined procedure, like the scientific method, it will be taken seriously.

Science is all about Asking Questions

How to Motivate Students to Love Science?  With a classroom of diverse learners, that is not always an easy task.  Science is all about asking questions and finding ways to figure out the answers.  Kids are uniquely curious.  If they are given the right tools and guidance, most kids love to ask cool questions and figure out an answer.

In order for kids to get pumped about a science topic it must pass three tests.  It needs to be:

  • real
  • relevant
  • rigorous

If they can relate a science activity to something in the real world they will be more interested.  An activity that is relevant to important events happening now, will get kids pumped.  If the activity follows a defined procedure, like the scientific method, it will be taken seriously.

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Podcasts are a great, low-tech way to get kids motivated about a science topic.  Check out the idea feed below and find some cool channels to try and resources to make the experience relevant.

Visual media is another great way to get kids pumped about science.  You Tube has an entire science channel with loads of great kid-centered material.  MythBusters Jr. takes questions asked by kids and answers them using the scientific method – these videos definitely pass the motivation test being real, relevant and rigorous!

Crash Course on You Tube is another favorite of mine.  Hank Green and his brother do videos on a variety of subjects but they do lots of science.  Check out their channel here.

 

 

Activities that Motivate Students to Love Science





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How to Motivate Students to Love Science

Want a free checklist to make sure your science lessons and activities are real, relevant and rigorous?  Find 10 ways to motivate kids to love science in my free to download checklist when you sign up for my free printable resource library below!

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