What about if schools were considered as experimental research centres in which students could learn by making their own conclusions, observing and thinking critically? This model is a solution to students’ lack of attention and motivation… and the best way to make them excited for every subject again!
Experiencing is the original form of learning among human beings, due to our inherent curiosity and need to solve problems. Multiple reports confirm that childhood experiences leave a mark and are incorporated into learning over time. Leveraging this notion that children build new pieces of knowledge through their own experiences and emotions is a sure way to attain a significant learning that lasts over time.
For Science, experiments are the best teaching tool. Thanks to fun, practical and active researches, students will be able to understand and retain the laws of Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics or Astronomy.
I hear and I forget, I see and I remember, I do and I understand. Confucius
Below you can find 5 different obsrvational studies and research-based experiments to learn how plants grow, what a chemical reaction is, what gas is, how water moves around the planet or how forces and movement work.
A research activity for students to observe the life processes of plants with simple experiments conducted on small plants, related to feeding, respiration, circulation of substances and the response to external stimuli. Click here to see this activity.
Another interesting and fun experiment designed to help students understand chemical reactions and how they function. Click here to see this activity.
A research activity for students to identify and recognize the different types of clouds, where they occur and what weather events they are usually associated with. Click here to see this activity.
Through this activity students will directly review all concepts they have learned regarding forces and motion in a fun and practical way. Click here to see this activity.
A simple but impactful experiment that is very useful in understanding chemical reactions and testing their results in a practical way. A useful aid in understanding the law of conservation of matter, encouraging students to reason, question, and expound their conclusions and collaborate in teamwork. Click here to see this activity.
A fun way to create a compass, enhancing the development of manual and creative skills, while learning about the Earth’s magnetic field and its poles in a hands-on way. Click here to see this activity.