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Develop Problem Solving Skills When Teaching Science

Problem solving skills are very important in all subjects, but especially in teaching science. Students should be able to think critically and analyze data. Harnessing these skills will help students to be well rounded and flexible in all areas. The following resources will further provide ideas, activities and knowledge in developing problem solving skills in teaching science.
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Develop Problem Solving Skills When Teaching Science
  • Suzzanne McLean says:
    In teaching science, there are many areas where problem solving skills are involved. From this presentation, children are exposed to the how, why, a particular problem occurs. During the presentation, an experiment showed water rising and over flowing. Students were asked what is the reason for that. Teachers may gain insight in how to create problem solving skills in science classes.
  • Suzzanne McLean says:
    This presentation highlights the fact that when children engage in science-based projects they are able to develop skills in analyzing data, collaborating, explaining orally and writing presentations. The children are able to make connections and above all to investigate on any concepts. Children are very interested when they are able do hands-on activities. Teachers may gain insight from this presentation and apply it in their lessons.
  • Suzzanne McLean says:
    This website provides a list of teaching strategies in conducting science with students. Some of these are: teaching with data, field labs, indoor labs, guided discovery problem, game-based learning and many others. I am impressed with the Socratic questioning. This strategy reinforces thoughtful questioning which cause children to think critically.
  • Suzzanne McLean says:
    Problem solving is very crucial in science learning. In fact, the teacher plays a very important role in helping to solve problems. Students should be exposed to various steps in searching and exploring the different steps. According the article, students should be provided with enough freedom and autonomy in the science class so that students will provide original thinking. This is very important since children like to make connections. Teachers may apply the necessary suggestions.
  • Suzzanne McLean says:
    This lesson plan is on problem solving using the Technological method. Students will demonstrate an understanding of this method and apply it in real life. They will brainstorm about the problem and have the opportunity to demonstrate it.
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