Course Description    

This course will help you build your confidence and skills to teach science to children, from birth to 5 years old. You will discover how to use science experiments and teachable moments to develop the scientific thinking of children and help them achieve EYLF outcomes.

You’ll learn:

  • How to involve children in simple science experiments.

  • How to develop the scientific thinking of children of different ages.

  • How science is linked to EYLF outcomes.

  • Where to download teaching resources that you can use right away


Early Learning teachers

Teaching Standards

2.1.2 Proficient Level - Know the content and how to teach it - Content and teaching strategies of the teaching area:  Apply knowledge of the content and teaching strategies of the teaching area to develop engaging teaching activities.

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

Do you teach in NSW? If so, this is relevant to you:

Completing Inspire Young Scientists in Your Learning Room will contribute 2 hours of NSW Education Standards Education Authority (NESA) Accredited PD in the priority area of Delivery and Assessment of NSW Curriculum/Early Years Learning Framework, addressing standard descriptors 3.5.3 from the Australia Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.



Course curriculum

  • 1

    Module 1: Introduction

    • Introduction

    • Aims and Objectives

    • Course Handout - Inspire Young Scientists in your Learning Room

    • Science Education

    • Set a Learning Goal

    • Task: Set a Learning Goal

  • 2

    Module 2: Science in Early Learning

    • Exploring the World

    • Using a Constructivist Approach

    • Science in the EYLF

  • 3

    Module 3: Teach Snappy Science - Part 1

    • About the Experiments

    • Creating Shadows

    • Creating Shadows - Provocations

    • Quick Check-In

    • Task: Quick Check-In

  • 4

    Module 4: Teach Snappy Science - Part 2

    • Human Sundial

    • Human Sundial - Explanation

    • Melting Ice

    • Melting Ice - Explanation

    • Recipe for Teaching

    • Water Play Ideas

    • Task: Water Play Ideas

    • Water Painting Provocations

    • Be a Science Role Model

  • 5

    Module 5: Your Teaching

    • EYLF Teaching Resources

  • 6

    Module 6: Reflection

    • Reflect on your Learning

    • Task: Reflect on your Learning

    • Your Next Steps

  • 7

    Course Feedback

    • Course Feedback

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