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6 Characteristics of a Good Science Teacher

1. Arouse curiosity:

One of the major things that has to be present in a Science Class is Curiosity. Curiosity develops knowledge. The teacher lessons must be in a way such that it increases their interest towards the subject and develops their imagination. Generally, students lose their curiosity as time progresses. One of the difficult tasks for a teacher is to avoid that loss of curiosity among students.

2. Conducts fun sessions:

The teacher may include small sessions which may act as thinking drills for the students at the end of a class. Learning is fueled by Curiosity, Logical Thinking and Imagination. These small sessions may be used to break the monotonous classroom routines and give some for the students to enjoy Science.

Few ideas for such sessions:

“Did You Know?” session may be used to introduce new science facts to the students.

“Give me reason” session may be used to make the students think and answer scientifically.

“Science in Media” session may be used to show the use of scientific principles in Films, Comics, etc.

“Unrealistic science” session may be used to explain the students why certain acts in video games, cartoon and films are not possible in real life.

3. Guides but doesn’t solve:

While clarifying the doubts of students, the teacher may guide the student how to arrive at the solution instead of just giving the answer. This not only helps the student solve similar problems on his/her own but it is also aids in exams and develops the student’s analytical skills.

4. Shows real world applications:

Science may become boring if the student is not shown the connection between theory and practice. Discussing about real world applications of a theory or law makes the student understand it better and decreases the chances of forgetting. It also enhances the student’s logical and investigative skills.

“Inventions or Discoveries are the result of connecting theory with reality”

5. Involves Experiments:

Experiments are one of the primary techniques in teaching subjects especially science and they are a fun and interesting way to teach Science to young children. Simple experiments may be conducted in classrooms for demonstrating major concepts like Gravity, Force, etc. The teacher may also conduct Science Exhibitions in which the students may demonstrate their experimental skills.

6. Isn’t terrifying:

Learning is slowed down by fear. The teacher may make sure that students do not fear to interact with him/her. He/she may encourage interaction in the classroom by avoiding being too loud and harsh.


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