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  • The Importance of Science Education Welcome to Science in 5sp Miss Sarah Peters W0101628
  • What is Science?
    • Science provides an important contribution to a child’s:
        • Intellectual Development
        • Decision Making
        • Critical Thinking
        • Ability to work in groups
  • The Impact of Science
    • Without science :
        • The world we live in will struggle to advance.
        • Technology could not improve.
    • Humans rely on science on a daily basis.
  • The Impact on Students
    • Science gives students:
        • A basic understanding of how things work
        • Ability to critically think and problem solve
        • Ability to make decisions based on critical thinking
        • Ability to work in groups
    • Helps to construct important skills away from the classroom
  • QSA and Science
    • QSA is the Queensland Studies Authority
    • Determines the content that is taught through the Essential Learnings i.e.
        • Life and living
        • Earth and Beyond
        • Energy and Change
        • Natural and Processed Materials
        • Science as a Human Endeavors
  • The Five Strands of Science
        • Life and living
        • Earth and Beyond
        • Energy and Change
        • Natural and Processed Materials
        • Science as a Human Endeavors
  • Unit Plan
    • Whole term outlook on what students will be learning
    • Learning focus extracted from the Essential Learnings Year 5
    • Main Activities have been researched and developed specifically
    • Assessment will take form of a research PowerPoint
  • Global Warming and Pollution
    • Is the topic of the unit plan
    • Relevant topic to children
    • A lot of awareness in the media
  • Essential Learnings
    • Out of the Five Strands the Unit Plan will focus on:
        • Earth and Beyond
        • Science as a Human Endeavour
  • Some Activities
    • Classroom Earth Hour
    • Carbon Footprint
    • Clean Up Australia day
  • Classroom Earth Hour
    • Complete an ‘Earth Hour’ in the classroom
        • All electric things will be turned off
        • Activities such as:
          • Reading books
          • Reading newspapers
          • Completing a word find
        • Will be done on a rotational basis
  • Carbon Footprint
    • Students will research their own Carbon Footprint
        • Ways to decrease footprint
        • Why it is important
        • How the footprint is calculated ( )
  • Clean Up Australia Day
    • Students will be asked to create their own ‘Clean Up Australia Day’ advertisement
        • They will use posters
        • These posters when completed will be placed on walls around the school
    • Students will research pollution and the effects that it has on the environment
  • Assessment
    • After completing community awareness activities
    • Students will research one activity at length
    • Present their findings in an oral and PowerPoint
  • Nature of Teaching Science
    • All science should be Student related
      • Includes:
        • Hands on Activities
        • Conceptual understanding
        • Engage all Students
        • Develop Meaning for students
  • Diversity
    • All Classes promote diversity in classroom
    • Diversity in a science classroom can help:
        • Social interaction
        • Scientific progress
        • Students scientific knowledge
  • Importance of Science
    • Science enables students:
      • To become life-long learners
        • To develop questioning abilities
        • To question what is around them
        • The ability to look at the world in more ways than one
        • To identify importance of change on the environment
        • To develop researching and concluding skills
        • To accept diversity and promote equality
  • References
    • (2010). "Footprint Calculator ". Retrieved 31st March 2010, from
    • (2010). "60 Earth Hour ". Retrieved 31st March 2010, from
    • (2010). "Clean Up." Retrieved 31st March 2010 from
    • Eady, S. (2008). "What is the Purpose of Learning Science? An Analysis in the Primary School " British Journal of Educational Studies 56(1).
    • Intemann, K. (2009 ). "Why Dicersity Matters: Understanding and Applying the Diversity Component of the National Science Foundation's Broader Impacts Criterion " Social Epistimology 23(3 & 4): 249-266
    • Queensland Studies Authority. (2007). Science Essential Learnings. Retrieved March 5, 2010, from
    • Skamp, K., Ed. (2006 ). Teaching Primary Science Constructively Teaching Primary Science Constructively Cengage Learning
    • VERSPAGEN, O. N. B. (2008). "Knowledge Flows, Patent Citations and the Impact of Science on Technology." Economic Systems Research
    • Vilches, D. G.-P. A. (2005). "The Contribution of science and technology education to citizen's culture " Cnadaian Journal of Science, Mathematics and Teachnology Education 5(2).