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7 Powerful Lessons for Teaching Students About Global Warming

7 Powerful Lessons for Teaching Students About Global Warming | Science (to support Australian Curriculum) | Scoop.it
Here are 7 cool ways to teach your students about the popular and important subject of global warming in a way that inspires them.
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Links to a selection of lesson plans and  videos on related experiments,  to use with students and challenge them to debate the issue of global warming.
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#GirlsWithToys: Women in Lab Coats Prove Science Isn't Just For Guys

#GirlsWithToys: Women in Lab Coats Prove Science Isn't Just For Guys | Science (to support Australian Curriculum) | Scoop.it
After an astronomer said many scientists were just "boys with toys," women in STEM took to Twitter to show that it's not just boys who get to have all the fun.
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Good article to prompt conversation about girls seeking science based careers.

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Australian Feral Species

Australian Feral Species | Science (to support Australian Curriculum) | Scoop.it
Introduced Species
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A well curated Pinterest Board on 'Introduced Species' / 'Invasive Species' in Australia.  Currently relevant to our year 7 science curriculum.  Would make an interesting alternative starting point.  Perhaps students could create their own Pinterest boards, or collaborate to create a class Padlet. (https://padlet.com/)

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Matter: 9 StudyJams! Interactive Science Activities | Scholastic.com

Matter: 9 StudyJams! Interactive Science Activities | Scholastic.com | Science (to support Australian Curriculum) | Scoop.it
Students will learn about everything from solids, liquids, and gases to the physical and chemical changes of matter.
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Clear and simple animated videos.  Ideal for middle school introductions or revision.  

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Make your own CD spectrometer | University of Oxford Department of Physics

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This site shows how to make a simple spectrometer and explains how we use what we know about the visible spectrum to understand what stars are made of.

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Forces and the Properties of Materials - Yr 3/4 Teaching Ideas - 15 Lesson Plans That Will Engage Your Students! - Australian Curriculum Lessons

Forces and the Properties of Materials - Yr 3/4 Teaching Ideas - 15 Lesson Plans That Will Engage Your Students! - Australian Curriculum Lessons | Science (to support Australian Curriculum) | Scoop.it
Summary of Teaching Resource: Teaching ideas for teaching year 3/4 forces and the properties of materials. These ideas are linked to the
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Paul Jordan's curator insight, May 27, 2015 11:39 AM

This comprehensive resource has a variety of material to engage the needs of the learners. Teachers will be able to adapt the material to suit the needs of their classrooms. The lessons  align with the Australian Curriculum. It also has links to other learning areas such as science.

There is a lesson plan called Rubber Band Boat Investigation where students learn about the force created when twisting rubber bands.  One called Plastic Cup Votex Gliders where students also use rubber bands to test force. An Incline Plane Investigation where students discover how the slope of an incline effects the force needed to move an object.

By accessing these units of work students will use their design skills, solve problems, use their literacy skills to document findings, use their critical and creative thinking skills by organising and processing information, as well as reflecting on how the force of an object can be affected.

These units will engage students in cross curriculum priorities and general capabilities areas of literacy, numeracy, ICT, critical and creative thinking with a personal and social capability as the units can be completed as a collaborative learning exercise.

http://www.slideshare.net/j_villis/forces-and-materials-teaching-ideas-jvillis

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Learning LEGO with Mark Lockett - YouTube

View the use of LEGO as a teaching tool for students that encompass major engineering areas as well as many science, technology and maths principles.

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, June 18, 2014 7:38 PM

Makerspace opportunity to collaboratively work with other faculties in the school.

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Demo: the Movie - National STEM Centre

Demo: the Movie - National STEM Centre | Science (to support Australian Curriculum) | Scoop.it
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Just short of 30 mins, this video is aimed at teachers of science - talking about the 'theatre' of science demonstrations and why we do them.

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Twig

Twig | Science (to support Australian Curriculum) | Scoop.it
Captivate your class and teach with Twig today. Over 1000 films and support learning material on maths, science and geography.
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While other curriculum areas are supported, this subscription based site offers great video clips and graphics to support Science in the Curriculum.

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ABC Splash home - splash.abc.net.au

ABC Splash home - splash.abc.net.au | Science (to support Australian Curriculum) | Scoop.it
The ABC and ESA have teamed up to bring primary and secondary students and teachers world-class Australian resources, games, video and audio clips linked to the Australian Curriculum.
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This is a great resource with games and a large range of videos for a variety of curriculum areas covering reception to year 10.
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What is Scientific Literacy?

What is Scientific Literacy? | Science (to support Australian Curriculum) | Scoop.it

"A scientifically literate student is able to apply their knowledge of scientific concepts and processes to the evaluation of issues and problems that may arise and to the decisions that they make in their daily life, about the natural world and changes made to it through human activity."

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NSW Department of Education and Communities Site; providing support for teaching the Australian Curriculum. This links directly to the page on defining Scientific Literacy, but it is worth exploring the other site pages.

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The Australian Curriculum v5.1 Science: Rationale

The Australian Curriculum v5.1 Science: Rationale | Science (to support Australian Curriculum) | Scoop.it

The Australian Curriculum: Science provides opportunities for students to develop an understanding of important science concepts and processes, the practices used to develop scientific knowledge, of science’s contribution to our culture and society, and its applications in our lives. The curriculum supports students to develop the scientific knowledge, understandings and skills to make informed decisions about local, national and global issues and to participate, if they so wish, in science-related careers.

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Essential reading: ACARA pages on Science Curriculum - Foundation to Year 10.

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Has the solution for filtering out microplastics been hiding in plain sight

Has the solution for filtering out microplastics been hiding in plain sight | Science (to support Australian Curriculum) | Scoop.it
They’re in nearly everything: toothpaste, face wash, clothes, fertilisers. Microplastics have a way of sneaking through conventional treatment systems, but an engineer has found a novel way of removing them from wastewater using existing technology.

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Field Guide to Pest Animals of Australia

Get Field Guide to Pest Animals of Australia on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.
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Just come across this great free app - perfect for supporting Y7 introduced species unit.  Content is excellent with good links to further reputable sources.  

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TEDCACTIVE2015: The Maker's Playlist: 10 TED Talks to feed your tinkering habit

TEDCACTIVE2015: The Maker's Playlist: 10 TED Talks to feed your tinkering habit | Science (to support Australian Curriculum) | Scoop.it

The Makers: the ones mad for tinkering, experimenting, creating crazy things that move, blink and buzz. (Also known as the Inventor with 1000 Ideas or the DIY Guy/Gal).

The Makers: the ones mad for tinkering, experimenting, creating crazy things that move, blink and buzz. (Also known as the Inventor with 1000 Ideas or the DIY Guy/Gal).


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, April 20, 2015 12:53 PM

Curious about all this? Want to learn how to Make a Maker Space in your classroom or library? Teaching for Creativity and Innovation:  http://www.uwstout.edu/soe/profdev/maker.cfm

http://www.uwstout.edu/soe/profdev/maker.cfm

Ana C. Robles's curator insight, April 24, 2015 8:57 AM

Inspiring and interesting Ted talks to Create.

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Using Book Creator as an Assessment Tool

Using Book Creator as an Assessment Tool | Science (to support Australian Curriculum) | Scoop.it

Book creator has probably been the app I have used most, in my teaching, with pupils and in my training. The blank canvas aspect means it can be used across the whole curriculum and the addition of the pen tool in the last few weeks has added to that.

 

We use Showbie at school for pupils to share their work, including books made with Book Creator from the iPads and home to the teachers for assessment. Recently, we have used both the Pen Tool and Record feature to give feedback on the pupils' eBooks. The pupils send their books using Showbie and the teacher opens them up on his/her iPad. They can then annotate with their voice, pen and text. The book can then be sent back to the pupils using Showbie. The pupil can either change the original book and delete the annotated one or change the annotated book and delete the original.

 

The screenshot shows a book of a Science experiment. The teacher can annotate with arrows but also add audio feedback. All elements of Book Creator can be deleted so the pupil can restore any annotated book to the original.

 

This is obviously not a new idea but the pen tool has certainly made this quicker in a widely used app such as Book Creator.


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Vanessa Monell Mercado's curator insight, February 8, 2015 9:19 AM

Next year when we start on Chromebooks!

 

Katharina Kulle's curator insight, February 8, 2015 12:13 PM

BookCreator, a really good app! 

tom cockburn's curator insight, February 9, 2015 4:22 AM

Could be useful  in a number of ways in classes at various levels

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Glean — Find the best videos in education for you

Glean — Find the best videos in education for you | Science (to support Australian Curriculum) | Scoop.it

Explore awesome math and science video lessons from the best teachers online! High quality videos to save you time and help you ace your homework


Via Nik Peachey
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With many teacher created clips and videos to specifically support mathematics and science - this could be a fabulous resource for staff to use with our students.  Appears to be free to use, but does require to to 'register' with site.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, January 30, 2015 4:52 AM

This is a really useful site if you are looking for online video lessons for flipped learning or CLIL.

Mª Jesús García S.M.'s curator insight, February 3, 2015 1:51 AM

Nice clips for CLIL learning

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Welcome | ScienceWeb - ASTA

Welcome | ScienceWeb - ASTA | Science (to support Australian Curriculum) | Scoop.it
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Features 15 units of work aimed at foundation to yr 10 Australian Curriculum developed by the Australian Science Teachers Association.
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National STEM Centre

National STEM Centre | Science (to support Australian Curriculum) | Scoop.it
The National STEM Centre in York is building the largest collections of resources for teachers of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics in the UK.
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1000's of resources to support the teaching of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematicss) subjects.
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The science - Zoom - ABC Splash - splash.abc.net.au

The science - Zoom - ABC Splash - splash.abc.net.au | Science (to support Australian Curriculum) | Scoop.it
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ABC Zoom, computer game set in space and connected to science topics eg electromagnetic radiation, how the eye works and lasers. Aimed at year 8,9 an 10 students and connects to Australian Curriculum.
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Welcome | ScienceWeb - ASTA

Welcome | ScienceWeb - ASTA | Science (to support Australian Curriculum) | Scoop.it
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his website has a range of science investigations with resources to support the Australian National Science curriculum for reception through to year 10.

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Leone's curator insight, November 12, 2013 9:44 PM

This website has a range of science investigations with resources to support the Australian National Science curriuclum for reception through to year 10.

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Australian Academy of Science - Science by Doing

Australian Academy of Science - Science by Doing | Science (to support Australian Curriculum) | Scoop.it

The purpose of Science by Doing is to improve science learning by:

engaging secondary students through an inquiry-based approach.supporting school-based science teaching teams that acknowledge and build upon teacher expertise.
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Provides access to resources and some 'free' online units that have been developed to support the Australian Science Curriculum.

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