EPIC Science: Educational Practices for Inclusive Classroom
HINTS & TIPS
Provide context to your explorations-a connection.
Use experiments/demonstrations to illustrate key concepts.
Use child-world references: examples and materials.
Provide children with multi-sensory opportunities, a sensory-rich environment.
Use multiple examples to convey key concepts.
Create embedded opportunities for further learning (take home projects, easy-to-repeat activities, and through topic/subject selection).
Share a story, a science story, using both words and illustrations.
What are science stories?
Science stories are interactive, content-driven explorations that can be adapted to individual teaching styles and student learning methods. The science story approach provides educators with a framework for developing enriched science content.
Provide children with a structural framework for organizing information;
Identify and provide opportunities for dispelling common misconceptions;
Build confidence through active exploration and interactive discussion;
Encourage the direct application of inquiry and process skills;
Engage children in creative and critical thinking processes; and,
Give children the “license” to apply fundamentals to future explorations.
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