5 Tips for Teaching Kindergarten Science

5 tips for teaching Kindergarten science

Teaching science can be a challenge. Teaching science to KINDERGARTEN students is an extra challenge. Having the right goals and the right approaches to the content makes it easier. Here are some tips for teaching science to your kindergarten students, especially for new teachers or teachers new to teaching kindergarten. 

Teaching Science in Kindergarten
In Little Science Thinkers Unit 1: Our Senses, students get multiple opportunities to explore the world around them in hands-on ways. 

1. Make it hands-on:


Kindergarten students are curious and love to explore, so it’s important to provide them with plenty of opportunities to engage with science concepts through hands-on activities. This could include conducting experiments, observing and recording observations, or building models. 

2. Use real-world examples.


Kindergarten students are still learning about the world around them, so it can be helpful to tie science concepts to real-world examples. For example, if you’re teaching about plants, have students watch the process of a plant growing from seed themselves. 

teaching science in kindergarten
In this experiment, found in Little Science Thinkers Unit 4: Plants, students observe and record the growth of seeds.
Teaching kindergarten science
Each Little Science Thinkers lesson comes with a PowerPoint.

3. Incorporate technology:

Kindergarten students are growing up in a digital age, so it can be helpful to incorporate technology into your science lessons. This could include using tablets or computers to access science videos or interactive games, or using apps to record and analyze data. It can also mean incorporating PowerPoints into your lessons, to help display materials, read books, or complete activities. 

4. Encourage questioning:

Encourage your students to ask questions and think critically about the world around them. This will help them develop a curious and inquisitive mindset that will serve them well as they continue to learn about science and other subjects.

Encourage questioning in kindergarten science
Begin each lesson with a Guiding Question, which will allow you to gauge students' prior knowledge and set the stage for learning that day.

5. Make it fun:

Above all, make sure that your science lessons are fun and engaging. This will help your students stay engaged and motivated to learn. You can do this by incorporating games, experiments, and other interactive activities into your lessons.

The Little Science Thinkers curriculum is a complete science program for Kindergarten students. It contains scripted lesson plans, read-aloud books, lesson PowerPoints, easy experiments, science workbooks, and more. 

You can find it HERE or on TPT