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  • 1. Beth Dulin Loreto 5Final Presentation
  • 2. Aim of ProjectTo rewrite a compulsory syllabus unit in Year 8called the Independent Research Project.
  • 3. Why this needed to be done• It wasn’t independent• How to make it independent and still deal with risk assessments and practical work
  • 4. Syllabus
  • 5. Australian CurriculumStrand- Science as human endeavour
  • 6. What have I been doing• Two strands • Working with scientists in schools • Working on an independent technology based unit
  • 7. Scientist in schools• Brendan Halliburton CSIRO• Visited Year 8 (twice), Year 10 &Year 11
  • 8. Adobe Portfolios
  • 9. Year 8 Particle pollution Prepared adobe portfolio to prepare students for Dr Halliburton’s visit in term 1.
  • 10. Worked with them in Term 3 on particle pollution from PennantHills Road to show Year 8 “real” science being done and teachthem scientific method
  • 11. Smart Board sequence• To allow students to work independently I developed a self paced smart board sequence• At many points allows students to go through red or green door.• Red door needs more help• Green door Ok can move on.
  • 12. Portal
  • 13. Did using technology,working independently anddifferentiating lead to anyimproved outcomes?
  • 14. Part A Planning 2012 2011Mean 23/30, Mean 21/25,22 girls over 28, 27 girls over 24,6 girls less than 15 1 girl less than 12
  • 15. Part B Doing the Experiment 2011 2012Mean 29/36, Mean 21/27,33 girls got more than 33, 23 girls more than 25,7 girls got less than 18 7 girls less than 13
  • 16. Part C Testing Understanding 2011 2012Mean 17 ( 71%), Mean 20 (64%),10 girls greater than 23, 17 girls more than 2917 girls less than 12 11 girls less than 15
  • 17. Overall marks 2010 2011Mean 72%, 9 girls over 90%,4 girls less than 50%, Mean 76%, 17 girls over 2012 90%, 4 girls less than50% Mean 62%, 33 girls over 90%, 3 girls less than 50%
  • 18. Where to now?