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Using metaphors while teaching science, is it good or bad?


I teach Science and I use a lot of metaphors while teaching, to explain difficult concepts. For example in "atoms share electrons in covalent bonding", I say how two friends can bond by sharing food or stationery etc. and many others. More I am becoming experienced as a teacher, I find myself using more and more metaphors, I hope I am not impacting their way of thinking and understanding in any negative way!

 

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    Sriparna 4 years ago

    Thanks, very encouraging!

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    Sriparna 4 years ago

    Thanks really, I feel motivated!

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    Sriparna 4 years ago

    Thank you sooooo much, lovely ideas also, I will bring up this as a lesson so that children use their own imagination to think of metaphors in science. I will surely get back to you.


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    Sriparna 4 years ago

    Thank you, great help!

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    Sriparna 4 years ago

    Yes, that is the idea too, to integrate two subjects!

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    Sriparna 4 years ago

    Thanks so much, very reassuring!