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Workshop 1


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This powerpoint file is for students studying ESA195 at the University of Tasmania

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Workshop 1

  1. 1. 2009: the International Year of Astronomy
  2. 2. 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
  3. 3. 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. Aurora australis... southern lights Taken 25 Jan 2006 http://earthobservato ew.php?id=6226
  4. 4. 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. Spacecraft Discovery on Its Way to Hubble gallery/spacecraft/17 /web
  5. 5. 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 …no joke! Picture of the day 2 July 2009. pod/ap090702.html
  6. 6. 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 listed. 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. Workshop Group [A, B or C]
  7. 7.  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 focus  Introduction to Primary Connections… think about BOTH the content AND the teaching
  8. 8. Feel free to pop by any time for a chat…I am in Room 521 all day Thursday and Friday. or… 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 Julian