High School Science Tips
High School Science Tips
Shelbi Wilson (Teacher, Lincoln High School, Riverside, CA) gives expert video advice on: What's the secret to keeping up with high school science concepts?; Why is it important to take science classes in high school? and more...
What's the secret to keeping up with high school science concepts?
One of the things that will help you keep up, especially with science, even if you're in a classroom, you can ask your teacher if you can do more hands on. Get in there. Get involved with the chemicals in science. A lot of times in schools today, we're not able to utilize chemicals in science, but you can ask your teacher about going out and doing science research projects, or maybe doing some science at home on your own to make that more hands on for yourself, so you can learn the different science concepts that may seem too technical for you, or maybe you're just not getting. Ask your teacher for ways that you can make science more hands on or you can do more hands on science experiments, so that you can get a better understanding of science concepts.
What's the secret to formulating a good hypothesis?
What's great about science is it's almost like formulating a great thesis. What are you going to prove? When you're taking science, we want to know what is your hypothesis? What are you going to prove? Now, does it necessarily mean that you have to prove your hypothesis? No. But you have to have a great question, or hypothesis, that you're going to investigate.
What's the secret to developing a good high school science experiment?
Developing a good science experiment again is just like writing a great research paper. What do you want to prove to the reader with your experiment? Create an experiment that you want to see, you want to learn more about, something that you would want to experiment with or explore for yourself for the future. Remember if you are questioning it and carrying out an experiment, maybe somebody else is questioning it and you can add to the current body of literature that is out there relating to that experiment.
Why is it important to take science classes in high school?
It is important that you try science because there may be an aspect in science that you can use later on in you career. For example, maybe you don't like science, but you may be very interested in the science of drug reactions, or you might be interested in psychology, or you may want to study psychobiology and you may want to learn the psychology and science behind drug interactions on the brain. If you've never exposed yourself to that level of science you would never know that that level of science existed. So what's good about science is understanding is that there's some type of science in every aspect and every field that you'll go into. So expose yourself to science, even to chemistry, biology, and physics. There are ways that you can learn science, so that you can use that prior knowledge of science. Just by taking science classes you're creating a science base for yourself that when you hear scientific terminology used somewhere else you at least have that prior knowledge of science.