Since I do shared-time and co-teach my classroom with another teacher, I have not taught science for the past few years. Even before I entered into my shared-time position, I switched with another teacher who taught science while I taught the third grade social studies. For that reason, I do not have much to share from my own personal experience with the teaching of science.
However, our district uses FOSS science kits which make it very easy to make science fun and engaging for our students on a daily basis. The kits are delivered every marking period and are supported by a very hands-on curriculum. All materials for the exciting investigations are included in the kits to make the teaching of science as easy as possible for the classroom teacher. However, my teaching partner still "spices up" her science instruction with interactive science notebooks and internet activities to supplement the Foss Curriculum.
Here is a link to the FOSS website: http://www.fossweb.com/
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