Year 3-4 Unit 3 Overview | ScienceWeb - ASTA Outline of unit During this unit, students are engaged in the subject of geology by being introduced to the character Professor Ruby Stone, a geologist who shares with the students her passion for studying and collecting rocks and gemstones. Students explore and examine geological processes and phenomena and how these change the Earth’s surface over time. In order to consolidate their understanding of the Earth’s surface, rocks and soils, students study types of weathering and how these affect landforms. Students examine a case study of Uluru, investigating how weathering, erosion and human activity have affected its surface. Australian Curriculum content descriptions Science Understanding Earth and space sciences Earth’s surface changes over time as a result of natural processes and human activity (ACSSU075) Science as a Human Endeavour Nature and development of science Science involves making predictions and describing patterns and relationships (ACSHE061) Science Inquiry Skills Communicating
How Science Really Works This flowchart represents the process of scientific inquiry, through which we build reliable knowledge of the natural world. You can use it to trace the development of different scientific ideas and/or the research efforts of individual scientists. Most ideas take a circuitous path through the process, shaped by unique people and events. Move your mouse pointer over the flowchart to reveal an additional level of detail. Science and Space Facts, Science and Space, Human Body, Health, Earth, Human Disease - National Geographic
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W.A.S.P: Year 4 - Weathering & Erosion The Year 4 package explores the following statement from the Australian Curriculum; 'Earth surface changes over time as a result of natural processes and human activity'.The full package can be downloaded by clicking here. An introduction to this package with all contents listed can be downloaded here. Activities can be accessed individually by clicking on the section covers below. Copies of all materials can be freely accessed by clicking on the icons above. To obtain copies of the activities in print form (as one book) you can attend a free PD session (sign up to updates below to find out when these are on). If you wish to be updated when further support materials (like videos, quizzes and apps) for this package are released and professional development sessions are scheduled please fill out the form below
Understanding Science Teaching resources Science is an inspiring process of discovery that helps satisfy the natural curiosity with which we are all born. Unfortunately, traditional instruction that misrepresents science as a body of facts to be memorized and the process of science as a rigid 5-step procedure can deaden students' spirit of inquiry. Students should come away from our classrooms with an appreciation of the natural world — fascinated by its intricacies and excited to learn more. They should view and value science as a multi-faceted, flexible process for better understanding that world. Fortunately, fostering such understandings needn't require reorganizing your entire curriculum. Make it explicit: Key concepts regarding the nature and process of science should be explicitly and independently emphasized.
CREativity in Science and Technology - CREST — The Learner's Way Grant Wiggins writing for te@chthough deals with this problem in an article titled 'Experiential Learning: Just Because It’s Hands-On Doesn’t Mean It’s Minds-On’. Grant asks students three questions that reveal the level to which they are cognitively engaged with the task at hand; What are you doing? Why are you doing it? and What does this help you do that’s important? How many students if asked these questions would reply that they are following the steps indicated and that they need to follow the steps to complete the task? Grant’s full article is worth reading and can be found on his blog, ‘Granted, and. . .' The next level is a little more challenging and is possibly the first step towards open ended scientific inquiry. A simple example of ‘guided discovery’ was shared with a group of scientists and teachers at a recent CSIRO ‘Scientists in Schools’ event. An essential element of this approach is the inclusion of elements of creativity.
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CommonLit | Down the Rabbit Hole | Free Fiction & Nonfiction Literacy Resources, Curriculum, & Assessment Materials for Middle & High School English Language Arts "Alice meets the White Rabbit" by Margaret Winifred Tarrant is in the public domain. So she was considering in her own mind (as well as she could, for the hot day made her feel very sleepy and stupid), whether the pleasure of making a daisy-chain would be worth the trouble of getting up and picking the daisies, when suddenly a White Rabbit with pink eyes ran close by her. In another moment down went Alice after it, never once considering how in the world she was to get out again. The rabbit-hole went straight on like a tunnel for some way, and then dipped suddenly down, so suddenly that Alice had not a moment to think about stopping herself before she found herself falling down a very deep well. There were doors all round the hall, but they were all locked; and when Alice had been all the way down one side and up the other, trying every door, she walked sadly down the middle, wondering how she was ever to get out again. So she set to work, and very soon finished off the cake.
Science Teachers Association of the NT STANT is a collaborative organisation made up of volunteer science educators from NT schools, tertiary establishments and Government education departments. The Association sponsors social and educational events and professional development to encourage networking among science educators and enhance the quality of science education delivery in the NT. CLOSING DATE: 29 May, 5.00 pm local time in Canberra STANT is affiliated with the Australian Science Teacher's Association (ASTA) and is the NT extension of the ASTA organisation. ! What does your computer do when you're not using it or when you're sleeping?... Stanford Uni runs a Folding@Home distributed computing platform, a powerful system for worldwide distributed computing to better understand fundamental biological processes and combat diseases.