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BeL workshop 4 October

BeL workshop 4 October

Last updated by Joy Kitt

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The purpose of science is to explain the world around us.  I believe that the purpose of science teaching, particularly in primary school, is to open children's eyes and minds to the world around them and stimulate a quest to learn more. Science education encompasses a triad - a set of processes (how to), a set of knowledge (I know), and a particular way of thinking (how do scientists think?).

In the Science curriculum the Nature of Science strand's sub headings are:

"Understanding about science" (science is about asking questions and thinking in new ways),

"Investigating in Science" (finding out) 

"Communicating in science" (explaining ideas)

"Participating and contributing" (acting on issues).

The science matrices show us a progression of skills and attitudes that support and develop through science education. This workshop encourages capability in explaining using evidence ie. Thinking in scientific ways.

Today's task.  Spend some time applying your elearning skills to science teaching and learning by using the link to the matrices above.

For more ideas to promote interest, discussion and questioning try "The Joy of Science".

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