Science Update 18/09/2013 Welcome to Science Update 2013 No.11 for 2013.
SyllabusPLUS Science Years 7 -10 Series 2 NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum
Series 2 will explore implications and considerations for programming unique to science, teaching strategies for EAL/D learners, as well as strategies for integrating digital technology and differentiation. All sessions will occur at 3:30pm and run for 30 minutes. Register using the direct link provided through MyPl. Teachers who register but are unable to attend will be emailed resources and a link to the session recording. th
Monday 14 October, 2013 Session 3: Understanding the Learning across the curriculum content
Support teachers to understand the embedded nature of the Learning across the curriculum content Present examples and strategies to implement this content into lessons nd
Tuesday 22 October, 2013 Session 4: Integration of ICT in the new Science 7-10 syllabus
On Wednesday 16 October 2013 there will be a talk on Photonics presented by Professor Ben Eggleton (see attached flyer). This new venture aims to expand CitC to other areas of physics such as Optics and Photonics. Registration is available to schools through the DART website: http://dartconnections.org.au/DART-excursions/photonics CAASTRO will also present a Medical Physics talk on 20 November, 2013. Details of the talks for term 4 can be found on www.caastro.org/bookings.
Support teachers to understand how ICT engages 21 Century learners in science Provide examples and strategies to imbed ICT in science
Also attached are the following flyers: • Teacher earth Science Education Programme: PD2: Riding the Climate Roller Coaster webinars • Scientists in Schools : Enhance your science teaching – partner with a scientist
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“Photonics in the new information age: Faster, smaller and greener” The importance to 21st-‐century economies of a fast and efficient Internet was acknowledged in 2009 by the Australian Government’s decision to build the National Broadband Network (NBN). The key technology behind the Internet is photonics — the science of generating, transmitting, processing and detecting light. You and your students are invited to join Ben Eggleton as he explains how photonics has the capability to transform all areas of modern society that rely on information transfer. This talk will cover topics mainly from the World Communicates and Age of Silicon modules of the Physics Stage 6 Syllabus. The session will run on Wednesday 16th October 2013 11:00am - 11:45pm There is no charge for schools to participate. Please register by completing the booking form at the bottom of the webpage):
http://www.caastro.org/bookings Learn more about us at http://www.caastro.org/citc or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org Dial in number on your videoconference unit (VMR): 601056104 Professor Benjamin J. Eggleton is an optical physicist at the University of Sydney in the School of Physics. In previous work, he has invented optical technologies that made the Internet fast. His current research group studies the interaction of light at the single-‐photon level, underpinning a new information age that will be faster, smarter and greener.
This workshop examines Climate Change through time. Over the 4 sessions we will examine: the geological evidence for climate change throughout geological time the types of climate proxies available and their relative reliability modern climate change greenhouse gases, how they work & how they influence the thinking of climate scientists. free data sets and how they can be used to analyse climate data for yourself. Attendees will also receive student activities, posters, DVDs and other resources that can be used to stimulate student thinking on this topic. some Earth and space science
Biological sciences Chemical Sciences
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Riding the Climate Roller Coaster Round and Round with Rocks Our Place in Space Fossil Sunlight Powerful Stuff Greening Coal Wet Rocks Hot Rocks
Enhance your science teaching – partner with a scientist! Scientists in Schools is a free program that supports science teachers by linking them with a scientist in an ongoing, professional partnership. With no minimum time commitment and the ability to tailor your partnership to suit you and your partner, Scientists in Schools is an amazing opportunity for you to bring ‘real’ science into your classroom, link with the scientific community and update your science knowledge and skills.
A Scientists in Schools partnership can support the teaching of both the Knowledge and Understanding and Working Scientifically/Technologically strands in the NSW syllabus for the Australian Curriculum – Science. It also provides the opportunity to address a number of National Professional Standards for Teachers, particularly Standards 6 and 7.
Our volunteer scientists come from all areas of scientific endeavour and can support you to develop your students’ critical thinking and analytical skills, which form the foundation of scientific inquiry. A scientist’s specialist expertise may also be useful in addressing specific knowledge and understanding outcomes. There are over 400 Scientists in Schools partnerships in NSW, with teachers and their students gaining direct access to some of Australia’s top scientists. By sharing their research expertise, scientific knowledge and training, a Scientists in Schools partnership is an invaluable add-in (not add-on) to science teaching practice. Get involved today! Register your interest in being partnered with a scientist here: http://www.scientistsinschools.edu.au/teachers/registration.htm View a map of available scientists here: http://goo.gl/maps/YnPbf For more information, contact Sabine Schreuder SiS Project Officer, NSW P: 02 9490 8405 E: email@example.com W: www.scientistsinschools.edu.au