Want to ENGAGE ALL of your students at the very BEGINNING of class??
Here are some great ways to get student’s ATTENTION right away (on a BUDGET).
Brain Teasers ($0)
Brain teasers are great free ways to start off the day/period than getting students to think and work together to solve a problem?!
https://www.braingle.com/brainteasers/All.html is a great resource for finding useful brain teasers!
YouTube offers wonderful free videos to introduce any type of lesson!
(Ted Talks are also offered here, which is another great resource)
Here’s an example of how YouTube can be used to ENGAGE a student:
Say you’re getting ready to introduce a lab experiment and want to introduce lab safety to the class. No student is going to remember a whole packet of lab safety that they have to read on their own. YouTube offers great resources to do this in an engaging way.
Online Science Games ($0)
Students are getting online throughout the school day more and more often these days, especially with schools giving each student their own Chromebook.
https://www.ixl.com/ is a great free website to get students thinking in a fun way. This website offers games and simulations for a wide variety of science topics!
Online Animations ($0)
Here’s another free way to get the attention of students! Rather than verbally introducing a topic through lecture, SHOW them an animation that allows them to see what they are about to learn about.
Here’s an example of an animated water cycle:
DNA Gene Bracelet STEAM Activity (~ $20)
Okay, so here’s a more specific example that’s not free but still cheap.
All you need are: yarn ($5), scissors ($10), and plastic beads ($6).
- These prices are based on Amazon.
This is such a great way to get students involved in the lesson, and to see how these genes work first hand! Keeping them ENGAGED is so important.
You don't need anything too fancy to keep students ENGAGED! With the internet at our fingertips, we have so many options available to us, as teachers, that we need to learn to take advantage of! I'm talking FREE resources people! @AnnMacKenzie #scienceteaching #EDT432
— Miss Welsh (@MissWelsh3) February 6, 2019