Inspire Young Scientists in Your Learning Room

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 “I loved doing the hands-on experiments and can’t wait to ‘wow’ my children with them” – Rebecca

 “I learnt so much about how to teach science and involve young children. Thank you!” – Emily

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

This course will help you build your confidence and skills to teach science to children, from birth to 5 years old. You will discover how to use science experiments and teachable moments to develop the scientific thinking of children and help them achieve EYLF outcomes.
You’ll learn:

  • How to involve children in simple science experiments.
  • How to develop the scientific thinking of children of different ages.
  • How science is linked to EYLF outcomes.
  • Where to download teaching resources that you can use right away.

Download the course brochure here.

HOW LONG DOES IT GO FOR?

This course will take you 2 hours to complete. Enjoy it in one session or spread it out over a few weeks. You will have ongoing access.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

This course is on-demand and for private study. Learn at your own pace and at times that suit you. You receive a certificate when you finish.

WHAT WILL I NEED?

You will need this equipment to conduct some fun science experiments:

  • A flashlight/torch or the light on your mobile phone
  • 3 objects that you can shine your torch on eg. fabric, leaf, paper
  • 2 clear cups
  • Two large ice cubes
  • Salt

WHAT ARE THE EYLF LINKS?

Early Years Learning Framework – Outcome 4

  • Children develop dispositions for learning such as curiosity, cooperation, confidence, creativity, commitment, enthusiasm, persistence, imagination and reflexivity.
  • Children develop a range of skills and processes such as problem solving, enquiry, experimentation, hypothesising, researching and investigating.
  • Children transfer and adapt what they have learned from one context to another.
  • Children resource their own learning through connecting with people, place, technologies and natural and processed materials.

IS IT ACCREDITED FOR PD HOURS?

This course is mapped to the Professional Standards for Teachers. It is accredited for teacher professional development hours in the following states and territories:

Graduate Teacher – all states and territories except for ACT
2.1.1 Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the concepts, substance and structure of the content and teaching strategies of the teaching area.
3.3.1 Include a range of teaching strategies.
3.4.1 Demonstrate knowledge of a range of resources, including ICT, that engage students in their learning.

Proficient Teacher – all states and territoriese except for ACT
2.1.2 Apply knowledge of the content and teaching strategies of the teaching area to develop engaging teaching activities.
3.3.3 Plan and implement well-structured learning and teaching programs or lesson sequences that engage students and promote learning
3.4.2 Select and/or create and use a range of resources, including ICT, to engage students in their learning

Highly Accomplished Teacher – all states and territories except for ACT and NSW
2.5.3 Support colleagues to implement effective teaching strategies to improve students’ literacy and numeracy achievement
3.3.3 Support colleagues to select and apply effective teaching strategies to develop knowledge, skills, problem solving and Critical and Creative Thinking
3.4.3 Assist colleagues to create, select and use a wide range of resources, including ICT, to engage students in their learning

 

In NSW, Cool Australia is endorsed to provide NESA Registered Professional Development for teachers accredited at Proficient Teacher.

 

WHO ARE THE INSTRUCTORS?


Chris Vella from Cool Australia is your course teacher. He has worked in the education sector for over 10 years as a classroom teacher and educational consultant. He has also worked at Western Sydney University. Chris loves getting creative with education and supporting others to do the same.

 

 

Tracey Gray helped write this course. Tracey is an Aquatic Scientist and an experienced science classroom teacher. She is passionate about creating innovative programs that integrate STEM and STEAM techniques. Tracey is a WISE-STEM changemaker leader and participated in the 1st Homeward Bound- global STEM female scientist leadership expedition to Antarctica in 2016.

 

 

As a not-for-profit organisation all revenue from our Professional Development courses is reinvested into providing teachers with the resources to become the designers of exceptional learning.

 

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