This video presentation presents an outstanding way in which a science multigrade class should operate. Students were very receptive to the way the teacher explained the concepts using hands-on material to make the lesson simple for the students to understand. When teaching a science multigrade class, the teacher will teach the general concepts and then based on their different levels, the students are grouped for their different instructions. You can try modeling this style of teaching!
I was excited to know that science does have to be drowned with just talking and explaining. I can recall using my science lessons to create poems, songs and rhymes and students were able to use their creativity. This site gives a step-by-step guide in creating rhymes from science lessons. I must say that the students will be delighted to learn this new approach.
Having a multigrade class can be mind blowing. However, getting hold of a guide when operating a multigrade classroom will organize a teacher in handling his or her affairs. All teachers are required to demonstrate their flexibility in their task, especially in teaching Science in a multigrade class. These tips will certainly be helpful for any teacher.
This site has made available a wide variety of multi-grade science lesson plans that incorporate both grades 5-6. I was very impressed with that. Teachers can download the lesson plans and tweak them according to their students' needs.
This site gives teachers different examples of Science lesson plans for multigrade classes. Teachers can use these lesson plans as a guide in creating their own multigrade science lesson plans. I find these lesson plans helpful in planning lessons for my classes.
Teaching a multigrade class can be very frustrating at times. However, this article highlights the positives of teaching such a unique class type. The focus should not be on the age but rather it should be the child’s abilities. Also, testimonials of individuals who have achieved success when teaching multigrade classes are given. Teachers can gain much benefit from this article.
Science should be taught in a way in which students can see the practicality of it in their everyday lives. As an educator, I have the responsibility to give students hands-on activities so that students will appreciate science a lot more. I certainly agree with this video and teachers will also agree with the ideas expressed.