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OSENI SHAMSIDEEN OWOLABI

2012/3/0030TE

EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY

400 LEVEL

METHODS OF TEACHING SCIENCESEdit

Science teachers have an exciting opportunity to teach kids about how science makes the world work. Unfortunately, reduced teaching budgets and apathy on the part of students sometimes makes it difficult to get students interested in topics like biology, geography, anatomy, physics, and chemistry. Some teachers are now using techniques such as peer learning, role-playing, and incorporating current events in science lesson plans. These techniques help engage students and help them understand the importance of science. They also make it fun to teach scientific concepts and help students understand common topics in the scientific world.

Peer-to-Peer Teaching

Traditionally, teachers used the lecture format to teach children about science. One of the drawbacks to the lecture format is that it does not engage students in their learning. This teaching technique encourages rote memorization and note-taking instead of excitement about the world of science. Peer-to-peer teaching is when the students actually get involved in teaching each other about science. This is an active learning method that encourages students to discuss scientific topics, develop questions about the material, and work in teams to learn new information. Buzz groups, solution and critic groups, and affinity groups are just three of the ways to use peer-to-peer teaching in the classroom. When students work in buzz groups, they spend approximately 20 minutes studying a topic and gathering information. At the end of the session, one representative from each group presents information to the entire class. For solution and critic groups, the teacher assigns one group of students to gather information and give a presentation. A second group of students acts as the critic group by evaluating the presentation. Affinity groups work together outside of the classroom and then present their findings during normal class time. All of these techniques help students develop research and presentation skills that will help them in the science classroom as well as other areas of life.

Real-Life Scenarios

The use of real-life case studies reinforces classroom learning. These scenarios are ideal for classes of any size, but they work best when each student has access to needed specialized equipment. Case studies should be relevant to students, as this will make it easier to engage them in learning. Case studies should also address timely topics, as students are likely to become disinterested when presented with a case study that is not relevant to today’s technology.

Current Events Tie-Ins

Some students do not enjoy science classes because they cannot imagine how they will ever use the information presented. Tying current events into science lectures and experiments is a great way to spark interest in the discussion at hand. One good example of a current event related to science is the BP oil spill. Teachers can use this current event to discuss the effects of the oil on the environment and on the wildlife in the affected areas. Tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes, and other natural disasters are also ideal for inclusion in this type of discussion. Science teachers can even discuss these news topics and then introduce a lab activity on creating a tornado in a bottle or examining the effects of earthquakes. Once students are interested in a topic, they are more likely to ask questions about it and take a real interest in learning more.

Hands-On Activities with Follow-Up Work

Hands-on activities are a great way to introduce students to the world of science. Whether a chemistry teacher has students mixing chemicals in a lab or a physics teacher asks students to design and develop a physics experiment, these are excellent opportunities for learning. All hands-on activities should be followed by follow-up work, whether the teacher assigns an essay or asks students to complete a group project. Assignment questions should ask students to analyze the results of the activity and explain why a certain set of events may have occurred. These assignments reinforce learning and help students better understand scientific principles.

 

 

Name:              ADEYEMO KUBURAT RONKE

Matric No:       2011/01/0004ME

Department:      Mathematic

Level:               300

 

                        TEACHING MWTHOD IN TEACHING SCIENCE

 

1. LECTURE METHOD

This is one of the commonest methods of teaching. It is prominently used in most of the tertiary institution. It is a method where the teacher do most of the talking all the time an d the learner sit and listen.

2. LEARNER CENTRED METHOD

The method we use in teaching can be divided into two major, based on whether the learner or the teacher is the principal actor. If the learner is the more active of the parties involved in teaching/learning, then the method is learner centered. If, however the teacher is more active while the learner does little, the method is teacher centered.

3. PROJECT METHOD

Project method involves teaching the learners by engaging them in some constructive practical activities. For instance, after the teacher has taught the learner how to keep poultry through the use of battery cage, he/she can ask the learner to construct an improvised battery poultry cage through the use of local material.

4. DISCUSSION METHOD

In this method, the learners are given the opportunity to discuss issues, ideas, topics based on their understanding of issues of such issues, ideas and such topics. The teacher should know that one of the best ways of helping the learner to understand and learn ideas s to give them opportunity to talk about them.

5. DEMONSTRATION METHOD

The teacher is the key play in demonstration method. He/she demonstrates how a specific action is done while the learner’s listens to his explanations on the basic step involved in performing a particular task. Demonstration method could be used for explaining how an experiment could be used the performing in the biology or chemistry lesson

 

 

                                    LESSON PLAN IN TEACING SCIENCE

Lesson preparation is step-by-step ordering of how a particular lesson is to be taught. It states how the lesson is going to be executed, proceeded or the activities that will be involves from the introduction of the lesson to the conclusion.

 

NAME                                                            Adeyemo kuburat ronke

MATRIC NO                                                 2011/01/0004ME

LEVEL                                                           300

SCHOOL                                                        Ikosi junior high school ikosi ketu

 

CLASS                                                            J.S.S1

SUBJECT                                                       Mathematics

TOPIC                                                            Approximation           

SUBTOPIC                                                    Round up of number to the nearest 10, 100, 1000  

DATE                                                             13th June 2014

NUMBER OF PERIOD                                3rd and 4th

DURATION OF LESSON                            80Minutes

AVERAGE AGE OF LEARNER                 12Year

OUTLINE OF INSTRUCTIONAL CONTENT

-Revision of the previous lesson

-Approximation value of subtraction

-Approximation value of multiplication

-Rounding up of numbers to nearest tenth, hundredth and thousandth

AIM/GENERAL OBJECTIVES

To teach and impact into the student the general concept of approximation

SPECIFIC [BEHAVIOURAL] OBJECTIVES

By the end of the end of the lesson the student should be able to:

  1. Approximate values of subtraction
  2. Approximate values of multiplication and division
  3. Round off number to the nearest 10 100 1000

ENTRY BEHAVIOUR

The student are familiar with the meaning of approximation, rounding up of number, significant figure and as well as approximation values of addition

INSTRUCTIONAL [AUDIO-VISUAL] MATERIAL

A chart showing a line diagram of numbers less than 5 and greater than 5

INTRODUTION

Teacher revises the previous lesson and explains what is approximation of numbers and give note on it

EVALUATION

Teacher summaries the lesson and gives some questions to the student to determine the level of their understanding

SUMMARY

The teacher goes over the lesson again to make it clearer to the student

ASSIGNMENT

Round off these numbers to the nearest thousands

1.173569

2. 495726

3. 309457

TEXTS AND REFERENCE

New general mathematics for Jss1 by J.B CHAMON

MAN Mathematics for junior secondary school book 1  

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