UNESCO believes that the best way to increase students’ interest in science-related subjects is by using teaching methods that appeal to the curiosity and creativity that characterize all children.
The use of hands-on and inquiry-based activities develops team-working, critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
The organization advocates for development of innovative teaching methods and materials which make learning active and meaningful.
- Community-Based Biology
A module of the Bioliteracy Series that explains basic concepts of biology with special emphasis on the community.
- Environmental Education Activities for Primary Schools
These modules suggest the use of low-cost equipment adaptable to local needs that actively involves pupils in exploring the environment.
- Global Microscience Project (GPME)
Microscience methodology enables practical scientific experiments in physics, chemistry and biology. UNESCO and its partners have designed science kits for primary and secondary school students to carry out traditional experiments safely and economically.
- The Games Children play, The Foundation for Mathematical Learning
Young children acquire better mathematical concepts through games such as rope, dice and cards. This book identifies certain games as a foundation for mathematical learning.