Welcome to Science Class!
Science teaching that is effective nurtures the students' natural curiosity and connects with the students' lives. It is active work with manipulative experiments, direct observations, and probing analysis. It is encouraging the questions within the students. It is structuring the class for discovery and participation by all members, allowing opportunities for self-guided inquiry, and compelling students to read and write on generative topics.
Students are challenged to learn to see what others don't notice and appreciate what to others may be meaningless. A repeating refrain in our classroom: What do you notice?