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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: CAASTRO will also present a Medical Physics talk on 20 November, 2013. Details of the talks for term 4 can be found on


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): Learn  more  about  us  at  or  by  emailing   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: View a map of available scientists here: For more information, contact Sabine Schreuder SiS Project Officer, NSW P: 02 9490 8405 E: W:

Science Update e-Newsletter 11  

Science Update e-Newsletter 11 for DEC schools.

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