Planning your work
To many student teachers who are starting off their career in the classroom, the task of preparing a lesson is a daunting one. 'Where do I start? The amount of information I am supposed to process is too much. I am suffering from brain overload.' Well if 'brain overload' is your problem why not start off the planning exercise with a brainstorming session. This is best done with a fellow science teacher but, if one is not available, try writing down on a piece of paper all the ideas you can think of associated with the topic of the day. You are unlikely to be able to use all of them in your lesson but it is quite likely that you will generate some useful ideas for this or even future lessons.