3) Do hands-on projects. â€œWhen you work with kids, you need to be sure that they donâ€™t feel bored,â€ says Evans. â€œA lot of these kids donâ€™t even know that they are learning and that is our goal.â€ Allowing children to do hands-on science projects increases their interest in the subjects. Evans and her team found that a lot of schools teach students from textbooks and donâ€™t show them anything. It's one thing to read about a volcano, itâ€™s another thing to build a volcano, Evans says.