With the New Science & Technology Syllabus being implemented, it was great to have the opportunity to learn more about the syllabus and practical ways that it can be implemented into the classroom.
The Syllabus provides opportunities to engage in Hexagonal Curriculum Mapping, to assist in creating an overarching topic for students to be engaged in and to allow for additional learning opportunities in Science.
There is a big focus on problem solving, creative thinking and iteration to help students develop these skills, which are constantly looked at throughout the syllabus.
Most importantly, we were involved in hands on learning to assist teachers in creating meaningful lessons for students.
- We were given multiple materials and had to create a fair test to learn about variables
- We made a hologram using overhead transparency & a Hologram YouTube clip to learn about reflection
- We made a robot with coloured pencils attached to it to draw to learn about circuits & electricity
- There were many opportunities to discuss and use digital technologies in ways that are easy to implement into the classroom to meet the curriculum Have you heard of: telegami, chatterpix or Lego robotics? They fun ways to use digital technologies.
I left this PL feeling inspired to plan and teach Science & Technology!
Below is a fun prediction that your class can take part in to get excited about Science!