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Course Description

This course will help you and your students share the adventure of learning through science experiments in the primary classroom. You will discover how to develop the scientific literacy of students and inspire their love of learning science. 

What will I learn?

  • How to involve students in simple science experiments.

  • How to develop the scientific literacy of students.

  • How science is linked to curriculum outcomes.

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


Primary 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

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Course curriculum

  • 1

    Module 1: Introduction

    • Introduction

    • Aims and Objectives

    • Course Handout - Inspire Young Scientists in the Primary Classroom

    • What Science means to Me

    • Set a Learning Goal

    • Task: Set a Learning Goal

  • 2

    Module 2: Science in the Primary Classroom

    • Science Literacy in Australia

    • Evolving Science Education

    • Science in the Curriculum

  • 3

    Module 3: Teach Snappy Science - Part One

    • About the Experiments

    • Tornado in a Jar

    • Tornado in a Jar - Explanation

    • Being a Science Role Model

    • How do Seeds Grow?

    • How do Seeds Grow? - Explanation

  • 4

    Module 4: Teach Snappy Science - Part Two

    • Staying Afloat

    • Staying Afloat - Explanation

    • Make a Compass

    • Make a Compass - Explanation

    • Recipe for Teaching

    • Quick Check-In

    • Task: Quick Check-In

  • 5

    Module 5: Your Teaching

    • 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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