The Ginger Teacher — Science

Teaching Science Through Escape Rooms

Teaching Science Through Escape Rooms

Teaching Science Through Escape Rooms   Teaching science isn't easy. Not only do we worry about how to engage our students, we also need a way to deliver the information in a digestible way. This is why escape rooms are perfect for science lessons.   What are escape rooms and why do they work for science? Think about it. Someone comes to you with a problem. You have two options. You can either solve it yourself, or you can give it to someone else. Most people prefer to solve problems on their own, so that's what you'll end up doing....

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Teaching Science at Christmas

Teaching Science at Christmas

Teaching Science at Christmas Some of us only have one week left of school! Some poor souls have over 2 weeks left! How ever long you have before the Christmas break it is worth remembering that there are still ways to encourage useful and deep learning, even when all the kids can think about is Santa! Structured lessons can be really hard at Christmas time, but there are some ways to use the children's enthusiasm to keep learning on track. Science in particular is a great subject on which to put a Christmas spin! Here are some of my favourite...

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Teaching About Sharks

Teaching About Sharks

Teaching About Sharks All the kids I teach get excited about sharks, I think it is the mystery, the danger and the beauty of them. Some kids I teach have amazing abilities to remember shark facts (but can't remember their PE kits! Just saying). When it comes to teaching them about these fantastic animals, I like to keep the excitement going!  I start with a fun lesson on the different habits and types of sharks, usually including a video or two to keep the momentum going. Then if we have time I will run  a quiz maybe or get them...

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Teaching Children About Environmental Issues

Teaching Children About Environmental Issues

Teaching Children About Environmental Issues Conservation is a very real issue in the world and a subject which is frequently in the news. Children need to be taught about the dangers facing our planet and it needs to be in a delicate and real way.  The duty to teach this thorny subject often falls to teachers and it can be tricky.  While we want children to understand the dangers and the trouble that the world is facing, we also don't want to scare them with graphic descriptions and details about dead animals!  Crafting such a delicate lesson takes a lot of...

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How Can I Teach With Escape Rooms?

How Can I Teach With Escape Rooms?

How Can I Teach With Escape Rooms?   Simple steps to show you how to use escape rooms to teach in the classroom. I also give you some escape room in the classroom ideas.   I've always wanted to try using escape rooms in the classroom. They seem like such fun, I think learning while having fun is the best way!  The reason I have been reluctant to try escape rooms is, they seem so complicated. The set up, the execution and the marking all seemed like crazy amounts of work and energy. Once I started I realised it wasn't that hard...

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