Most students in STEM classes look forward to the days when they can experiment with the chemicals, instruments, and other materials. However, they generally dread those days when they need to research the theory behind the demonstration. Even more distressing for these students is the writing of essays based on that research or the required lab report.
If homeschool parents, classroom teachers, and even interested grandparents find ways to make the written word more fun and appealing, we can educate our children in more than one method. Yes, people tend to learn by doing, but we also learn by reading and teaching others, which comes in the form of a written explanation of observations.
But here’s the catch – how can we make the reading and writing just as interesting as the experimentation and calculation?
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Author: Renee Heiss