“Why do we have to learn this stuff?” It’s a familiar — and frustrating — question for many teachers. And answering “because I said so” satisfies neither you nor your students. No matter their grade level, students are increasingly aware that what they do in school should matter in the real world. It is the teacher’s job to ensure that students can recognize the relevance of their classroom lessons. One way to accomplish this goal is to involve students in a citizen science project. (Source: LearnNC)

There’s another way to connect science content with real world scenarios: the media.  Current television shows, sporting events and movies provide a myriad of examples of “science in your everyday life.” Students can analyze the motion of objects in TV show and movie clips, provide explanations for observed phenomena or dispel misconceptions.

You can access media-based learning questions below:


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