If your kids are struggling to learn a subject, if they feel disengaged and uninterested in learning, then there are two questions that you MUST answer for them first: 

1. What exactly is this? (Be very clear what they are learning)

2. Why should I care? What is this FOR? (This is the practical application part)

To counteract this, there are three important steps when teaching science that you need to make sure you do in the right order (Hint - most textbooks and teachers will do this backwards!) Listen in to learn more!