General Description

In this course, you will experience a framework that will drive your students’ desire to participate in science lessons. You will build your confidence and skills by learning:

 

- How to teach the Science Inquiry Skills strand of the curriculum.

- How to involve your students in interesting science investigations.

- How other teachers use science inquiry in their classroom.

- How to download science lesson plans and worksheets for the year level/s you teach.

 

Audience

Primary Teachers

 

Teaching Standards

2.5.2 Proficient Level - Know the content and how to teach it - Literacy and numeracy strategies:  Apply knowledge and understanding of effective teaching strategies to support students’ literacy and numeracy achievement,

3.3.2 Proficient Level - Plan for and implement Effective Teaching and Learning - Use teaching strategies:  Select and use relevant teaching strategies to develop knowledge, skills, problem-solving, and critical and creative thinking,

3.4.2 Proficient Level - Plan for and implement Effective Teaching and Learning - Select and use resources:  Select and/or create and use a range of resources, including ICT, to engage students in their learning

 

Are you in NSW? If so, this is relevant for you

Completing “Teach Science Inquiry in the Primary Classroom” before 4th February 2022 under NESA’s interim arrangements will contribute 2 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Accredited PD in the priority area of Delivery and assessment of NSW curriculum addressing standard descriptors  2.5.2, 3.3.2, 3.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

 

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Module 1: Introduction

    • Introduction

    • Aims and Objectives

    • Course Handout - Teach Science Inquiry in the Primary Classroom

    • Inquiry Learning in Science

    • Set a Learning Goal

    • Task: Set a Learning Goal

  • 2

    Module 2: Science in the Primary Curriculum

    • Why Teach Science Inquiry

    • Science Inquiry Skills Strand

  • 3

    Module 3: How to Teach Science Inquiry

    • Stages of Science Inquiry

    • Ask a Testable Question

    • Ask a Testable Question - Answers

    • Make Predictions

    • Design an Investigation

    • Test Variables

    • Collect Data

    • Analyse Data

    • Communicate Findings

    • Quick Check-In

    • Task: Quick Check-In

  • 4

    Module 4: Your Teaching

    • Teaching Resources

    • Teaching Tips

  • 5

    Module 5: Reflection

    • Reflect on your Learning

    • Task: Reflect on your Learning

    • Your Next Steps

  • 6

    Course Feedback

    • Course Feedback

Features of TTA Online PD

  • Availability

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