We were in the same boat when I first taught enthomology, how can we make a lasting better experience for kids? what I did was making it real for them; something they will never forget because they experienced it, it turns into spiders and cockroaches (one sample each, plastic or real). observation, comparing analized and conclude, that is how they figured out the difference between an insect and an arachnid.
Now, how can I prepared myself? be in their shoes, do what kids love to do.. ask questions. why? when? how? and for sure you will find the way.
Technically this can be done with them:
1. Hands-on experiments: Kids love to learn by doing, so incorporate hands-on experiments into your science lessons. This can be as simple as growing plants.
2. Interactive multimedia: Use multimedia resources, such as videos, animations, and interactive games, to engage your students and make the material come alive.
3. Real-world examples: Show your students how the scientific concepts they are learning about are relevant to their everyday lives. For example, you can discuss how the principles of physics apply to sports or how the properties of matter are important in cooking.
4. Collaborative learning: Encourage your students to work together on projects and experiments. This not only helps them learn from each other but also makes the learning experience more social and enjoyable.
5. Field trips: Take your students on field trips to science museums, nature reserves, or other places where they can see science in action.
6. Fun activities: Plan fun activities that incorporate science, such as building and launching rockets or creating slime.
Hope it helps