How to Crush your Middle and High School Science Classes

Ashley Chen

8/7/20232 min read

If you’re a middle or high schooler struggling with science classes, this blog is for you. Some may find the abstract concepts of physics challenging, while others may find the math calculations of chemistry confusing. In middle school and high school alike, many times lab reports are needed, and students find that challenging as well. But by using your resources efficiently, and having the correct mindsets, you’ll be able to crush any science class you take.

The first tip is to use Google and other resources.

This tip may seem like a no-brainer, but using your resources correctly is extremely important for science subjects. Of course, this is not to say Google your question to get the answer, but if you find a concept difficult in physics, for example, using YouTube channels like Physics Explained or Wyzant are extremely helpful. These channels can provide you with visual aids and explanations that can help you understand the concept better. Additionally, you can also use online forums and discussion boards to ask questions and get help from other students or experts.

Here are some other tips for using resources effectively:

  1. Be specific in your search terms. The more specific you are, the better results you will get.

  2. Use different types of resources. Not all resources are created equal. Some resources are better for certain topics than others.

  3. Evaluate the credibility of your sources. Make sure the information you are getting is from a reliable source.

  4. Take notes. As you are reading or watching videos, take notes on the key points. This will help you remember the information later.

  5. Practice. The best way to learn is by doing. So, once you have learned a concept, practice it. This could mean doing problems, working on a project, or giving a presentation.


The second tip is to make mind maps, and use visual methods of studying.

Science is an extremely interesting subject because of how much it applies to our real world. Biology, physics, and earth/environmental sciences are sciences that rely on concepts that we can see and experience in the real world. This means that visual studying would be more effective than straight notes or copying from the textbook. If you are studying for a biology test on the human body, or atoms, drawing diagrams and models is a great way to study.

Visual studying is more effective than straight notes or copying from the textbook because it allows you to see the concepts in a more concrete way. When you draw diagrams and models, you are forced to think about the concepts in a more active way. This helps you to understand the concepts better and to remember them longer. In addition, visual studying can be more fun than straight notes or copying from the textbook. This can make it easier to stay motivated and to study for longer periods of time. If you are looking for a more effective way to study science, I encourage you to try visual studying. It is a great way to learn and to remember the concepts that you need to know.

The last tip is to go into your science classes with an open and curious mindset.

Think of science as more than a subject in school, and rather exploring and understanding why our world works the way that it does. Science classes would not only be more fun, but you would also learn more and absorb the information better.