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 must consistently model the expected scientific behaviors.
- The optimal condition for learning in science takes place when thelessons are inquiry-based.
- Science provides students with the skills to solve problems and thebackground knowledge to form a foundation for lifelong learning.