Participating in Primary Science ESA195
There are 3 workshop groups for Primary Science. These are noted on
your unit outline as A, B & C. You need to attend the workshops and also
to participate in all of the requirements that will be posted on this Wiki at
the beginning of each week… Also make sure to read the Unit Outline.
I have taken the liberty to rename the workshop groups Aurora, Blast-off
and Cosmos and also to provide a picture for each. These names are
inspired by the theme for this years National Science week…
Astronomy – Science without limits
As you move through this module your group will be responsible for
planning and teaching an activity at this years UTAS Science Fair. To help
the organizers, who will in turn be helping you with your Science Fair
preparation, you are encouraged to select a name, picture and colour code
to identify your group and to be a shared resource…more later.
Don’t forget to complete the first task for Assignment 1. To do this you need to fill
out one of the blank tables on the Wiki page labeled …Task 1
Given the colours in this photo green seemed to be the obvious choice
for group A - the Aurora group.
If you see anything green on the Wiki it is for group A.
Taken 25 Jan 2006
B is for Blast-off, which I know would entice any 8 year old.
Blue is the colour code for the B–group.
If you see anything blue on the Wiki it is for group B.
Discovery on Its
Way to Hubble
C is for cosmos – which includes the lot…
The colour I have chosen for the cosmos is orange. If you see
anything orange on the Wiki it is for group C.
This photo is of the
Lyman Alpha Blob
Picture of the day
2 July 2009.
ASSESSMENT 1: TASK 1. DUE 5pm Friday 25 July 2009
If your group hasn’t done so already - you need to find the Wiki page called
TASK 1. This page contains enough tables, like the one below, for all of the
primary science groups. To complete the first assessment item simply scroll
down until you find a blank table and fill it in.
Assessment 1 Please record your full name and student
Task 1 number. If you use a preferred or abbreviated name please
include it in brackets
Group member 1 This task is to be completed on the wiki page
called TASK 1, under the Assessment box.
Group member 2 The names of each group member need to be
Group member 3 If the first table you come to is full, then simply
move to the next available table and complete.
Group member 4 This will be your group for the remainder of the
group assessment tasks.
[A, B or C]
Make sure you are familiar with the way the
curriculum is designed… use it creatively
Safety first… and always
Take your teaching cues from what is around you…
most of your needs are not far away
Listen to children… they have lots to tell you
Take a big picture view… but be flexible to the
opportunities of the moment
National Science Week… it can provide a year long
Introduction to Primary Connections… think about
BOTH the content AND the teaching
Feel free to pop by any time for a chat…I am in
Room 521 all day Thursday and Friday.
Remember to check and complete the tasks on the
Wiki – there will be things to do every week
Don’t forget to read the Unit outline