I had all-too-many duds for Science teachers. There were a few good one sprinkled here and there along the way, but all-in-all my instructors game me a pretty lackluster introduction to Science. The unfortunate thing is that it is a subject that has so much potential to dazzle, and inspire total shock and awe; volcanoes, weird animals, flying, explosions - these are all undeniably cool things, so why is Science class so notoriously dull?!
Enter Bill Nye. In 1993, the Disney-produced Bill Nye the Science Guy debuted on PBS. Wearing his trademark blue lab coat and bowtie, Nye spent 30 minutes each episode teaching kids biology, chemistry, geology and physics, always in a way that was both entertaining and engaging. Each episode blended scientific learning with dance, music, and pop culture to create a winning concept - science is cool.
You can still find a ton of great Bill Nye footage on YouTube, and DVDs of the show are also available. The Science genius also has his own incredible websitefull of great instructional ideas, insightful perspectives on all things Math and Science, and other excellent resources. If you ask me, anything Bill Nye has the potential to turn any teacher into a great Science teacher.