Science is not just a subject you study at a part of your syllabus. At the root of it, science is a study of us and our world. Physics tells us about the objects around and above us. Biology enlightens us about our body and the life of other living organisms. Chemistry informs us about the air we breathe and the composition of different materials. If you are curious about any aspect of the world, science has the answers for you. Not to mention you get to perform cool experiments and blow up some stuff in the lab sometimes (just kidding).
But still, Science is considered one of the most difficult subjects. Students look for different techniques and tricks to master the subject when preparing for school, board and other competitive exams. If you want to be ace the subject and want to become a science genius, here are a few tips to help you:
Note-taking in class will not only increase your concentration but also provide crucial material that is not there in books. Often, teachers have a simpler way of explaining a concept, which actually leads to greater understanding. Even if you note down the keywords of this explanation, make a flowchart, or draw a rough mind map, then these will help you when you revise for the exams a few months down the line.
Science is all about exploring the whys and the hows. So while the hows will be given in abundance, it is the whys you need to focus on.
Why does this happen? Why doesn’t this happen?
These questions signify curiosity, and curiosity is what science was borne out of. It is also what keeps it going. So, if you are looking to become a science genius, get in the habit of asking why something happens. You’ll be fascinated by the details which will prompt you to ask more questions and further develop your interest in the subject.
Watch it happen
Science experiments are easy to remember when you watch them happening than just reading in the book. Watch recorded video lectures with animations, illustrations and real-life examples to understand and remember the concepts. The engaging videos make learning fun and help you get involved in the learning with interesting examples and 3D videos.
Share your knowledge
The way to learn something is to teach it to someone else.
The more you give, the more you have.
Both these adages point to a fundamental truth. When you share your knowledge, you benefit in return.
So don’t be the kid who, when asked how much he has studied for the exams, says ‘maine to shuru bhi nahi kia.’
Instead, look forward to sharing and teaching. If you learn a new concept today, see what examples you can pick up from around you to explain that concept to someone- maybe your sibling, your best friend, or your parent.
When you learn this way, you’ll never forget what you studied and taught. The knowledge will get more firmly implemented in your head.
Do it by hand
Equations, names of the laws, diagrams, etc.- attempt to learn and revise all these through your hand. Especially when you are revising for the first time. Don’t skim over the concepts and equations in your mind. Take your time to write it down. You’ll retain them much longer.
Although seemingly basic, these tips will help you to improve your performance and also cultivate your interest in science. Now get going and become the science genius of the class!