The Art of Studying Science
Facts, concepts and knowledge of scientific theory has to be studied for a child to do well in their science examinations. But what else could prove useful to getting that A? Check out some of our tips below!
1. Scientific Key Terms
Possessing the knowledge to answer science questions is important, but just as important is how to answer the question. Making use of the relevant scientific key terms is just as important in studying and learning for science examinations. Science is a precise topic of study that similarly requires specific terms to be used in answering questions.
For example, on the topic of cycles and process, students must be able to clearly explain such process where relevant terms such as ‘evaporation’ or ‘condensation’ are detailed in a step-by-step fashion that is tailored to the question’s given scenario.
2. Using Concept Maps
One good way to boost a student’s grasp of scientific concepts is through making use of concept maps. It is important to test a child’s understanding of the various science topics, and one effective way this can be done is to encourage the child’s learning and education through drawing out what they understand about the various science topics through using a mind-map. Allowing the child to draw relations between topics will help to deepen their understanding of science.
3. Hands-on Approach
Not only is science a theoretical subject, it is also a practical one. One good way to boost a child’s learning of the subject is through conducting science “experiments” with them during the weekends. Not only would this pique their interest in the subject, but it is also a fun way that helps them learn! Check out some easy science experiments that can be done with your child over free time during the weekend.
4. Consistent Revision
Consistency is key! When it comes to mastering science concepts, repetition and application will definitely help students ace their examinations. This can be done through practice and having constant guiding through the various topics and theories that students encounter through their learning journey.
Applying the above four tips throughout the whole year will definitely help achieve that A! Need extra help along the way? Check out the science tuition programs offered by YMCA!