Science was one of my least favorite subjects growing up. I didn't really understand it, and I "C"d my way through science in high school! I just couldn't get it, it was like I was taking a foreign language, and believe it or not I got better grades in Spanish than I did in science. Due to all of this I knew that I had to make science engaging for my students!
Some of our favorite experiments had to do with candy, measurement and rocks! We loved being able to manipulate things and make them more concrete for our learning. While we were doing this students were able to have conversations using the key vocabulary and really grasp what was going on. I know it is not easy to do with every science standard you have to teach and that it takes a lot of work, but I can tell you it will make it so much more fun for both you and your students! The look of JOY on their faces as they have fun learning!
Let us know in the comments a standard that you don't love teaching and we'll try to help you come up with a hands on engaging way to teach it!!