The secret to engaging your students is actually not so secret. It’s all around us--it’s the act of looking out at the world.
Too often as science teachers we start explaining the world without spending enough time showing it. We’re so eager to get to the awesome conclusion that we often begin our lesson with it, rather than starting with observations which will lead to the conclusion. It’s like telling the punchline of a joke without the setup.
There is an art to selecting the best observations for students. The perfect video clips, photos, and activites lead students to the conclusion and make it unforgettable. Try out the site, you'll see.