Hands on learning can be more effective and enjoyable than merely book based learning. Science can be a great subject to teach and indeed, to learn as well. Science is everywhere around us, so practically anything can be used as a teaching aid for teaching the subject.
There are a number of experiments and projects that can be conducted in the class room as well as at home, which can be both fun as well as educational. Whether it is physics, chemistry, biology or anything in between, there are practical projects that can be taken up to make learning more interesting.
Every day we learn new things about the world we live in, and they are all related to science in some way. Only yesterday I learned about how 0845 numbers work! Learning goes on forever. Our collective knowledge of science as a species is immense, but each one of us doesn't possess this knowledge!
There are resources and aids for science teachers to help make learning more interesting for students. The use of teaching aids and of practical projects in class is proven to be more effective than rote based learning.
There needs to be a shift in the way science is taught in schools. Science is an immensely fascinating subject and one that is much more relevant to our existence on this planet than other subjects such as say, business studies.