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What are the challenges faced by teachers in teaching science in schools?

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A modern problem for science teachers, as with all teachers, is the proliferation of electronic devices in the classroom. Students have grown up with smart phones in their hands, and "Google.com" at the forefront of their brains when it comes to answering questions and investigating topics in their academic courses. Ask a student a question and the first thing many of them will do is simply type the question into their web browser. Worryingly, they often accept the first answer they see, without conducting any kind of discriminating research—a practice which is contradictory to the nature of the scientific method. This approach to science does nothing to kindle a fascination with the processes that shape our lives and our world.

Another problem science teachers face is student apathy. Science courses are required for everybody, but many students do not pursue science majors in college or scientific careers. Therefore, many students fail to see the value of science courses. The age-old...

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