1. Move Science Lessons Beyond Just Science Connecting science to stories, history, art, math, and popular culture lets students make deeper connections.
2. Let the Students Lead To fully understand something, go beyond just observing and discussing. Giving students tools to discover outcomes on their own lets them become critical-thinkers and problem-solvers.
3. Understand What Kids Really Enjoy Recognize the content is not automatically interesting to everyone. Connecting topics to things kids are already excited about creates greater understanding and engagement.
4. Go Beyond the Hands-on Not all hands-on science is created the same. And not all science lessons and activities tied to the real-world are interesting. Connect hands-on science with a storyline to further encourage independent inquiry and make the learning stick!
5. Promote Creative Thinking through Application What happens next? It should never stop with the end of the experiment. Now that you know how to do this, what can you do with it? How would it look in our world? How could it change our world?