You’ve seen it–that magical moment when you students just “clicked” with your lesson. They were engaged, even if just for a few brief moments, instead of daydreaming or wishing they could be texting their friends.
Adapting your lesson to a Halloween theme is more likely to engage them. Kids are already fascinated by Halloween. Connect your science lesson to it, and they will be more engaged and interested.
The holiday becomes a catalyst for engagement.
How to adapt your lessons
Three simple steps:
Step 1. Look at the lessons you have planned for the next two weeks.
Are there any demonstrations you will do? A small modification may be all you need to turn it into a Halloween-based science lesson.
Step 2. Look for connections to Halloween: pumpkins, smoke, goo, colors, or mixtures.
Can you do the experiment inside a pumpkin? I’ve seen the classic baking powder + vinegar