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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.



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

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

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