What: Interactive webinar about making sense of our observations and using them to make inferences.
How science works: https://beta.sciencelearn.org.nz/embeds/50-how-science-works
Mystery box interactive: https://beta.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/430-observation-and-the-mystery-box
Observation activity – Image on site is here; https://beta.sciencelearn.org.nz/images/391-red-tide
What is the difference between observation and inference? A way of gathering background knowledge. Interest and how much they know. Give students time and practice about what they are doing. Build on curiosity.
The Hub has a number of teacher resources on alternative conceptions that students might hold: https://beta.sciencelearn.org.nz/?search=true&query=alternative+conceptions
An example of a teacher using a simple activity to shift a student’s understanding of science. http://sciencelearn.org.nz/Teacher-Ideas/Hubs-in-Action/Phenomenally-great-information
Optical illusions – everyone can interpret and see information etc in a slightly different way. Do you see what I see? Test this with a tool – realise that they are straight lines.
Awareness test – look out for cyclists https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5YvyDlmz9o
How can I use this in the new curriculum for next year?
What activities are appropriate for level 3/4?
Explore the resources at a greater depth and implement it.
5 – Show leadership that contributes to effective teaching and learning,
6 – Conceptualise, plan and implement an appropriate learning programme.,
8 – Demonstrate in practice their knowledge and understanding of how akonga learn,
Thanks Veronica for joining up for this webinar at such a mayhem time of year. I think that some of these activities would be useful for science capabilities and SOLO. Perhaps even as tracking assessment. I just wish we had more time to explore the Hub. Annie
Hi Vernonica. Sound like an interesting session. Will be interested to hear how it goes next year when you give some of these things a try.