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I'm a science teacher in Greece and i'm interested in finding different ways for teaching. I try many things, but i am wondering in other countries such as USA, Great Britain, Canada how many hours are spended for teaching specific topics.I am trying to find informations about a typical day of a science teacher in other countries, the duration of a teaching hour in science, per week, etc. Searching in Internet i usually find typical descriptions..which sometimes aren't the real conditions in the class. For example, our school counselors guide us to teach in some ways that i beleive need much more time than 40-45 minutes twice a week we teach physics.

Feb 21, 2015 11:27pm

  • Science
  • 7-9
  • Common Core

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    • Feb 22, 2015 10:53am

      Hi Christina,

      These are a few interesting lessons that might inspire you and give you a taste of science classrooms in the USA.

      https://www.teachingchannel.org/videos/making-science-engaging

      https://www.teachingchannel.org/videos/classroom-planning-outcomes

      https://www.teachingchannel.org/blog/2013/09/25/think-like-a-scientist/

      Hope it helps!

      • Feb 22, 2015 10:48pm

        Thank you Jasmine! I have seen a lot of these useful videos and i have taken some good ideas! But my "problem" is that all of these lessons take double or more time that i don't have...That's why i wanted informations for the time class periods etc.Maybe a link i could visit.
        To make myself more clear greek students 9th grade are tought 40 min physics twice a week.The course is electricity(electrostatics, currents,law Ohm, circuits,electric energy), Light (reflection,difraction etc),Sound (only introduction)!!! I have the sense that it's too much! All these activities require time, lessons with 2 or maximum 3 learning objectives, working teams...
        I mean ok...i agree and that's the better way that it sould be taught, but how much time do you hav...40,45,60,80,min per period?
        Sorry for writing too much....:)