Denton ISD Secondary Science
The most effective means of learning is by doing, therefore, all scientific educational programs should involve and challenge students to participate in and make sense of their own learning. Classrooms should also be engaging, stimulating, informative, and fun. The curiositylevel and interactive involvement of students must be maintained throughout their educational experience in science. Students must describe objects and events, ask questions, design experiments to test hypotheses, and effectively communicate their ideas to others. In short, science involves physical and mental activities, making our classrooms “hands-on” as well as “minds-on.”
- Teachers consistently model expected scientific behaviors.
- The optimal condition for learning in science occurs when lessons are inquiry-based.
- Science provides students with the skills to solve problems and the background knowledge to form a foundation for lifelong learning.
Professional Organizations for Science Teachers