10 learners taking this course
“I got to play with fun experiments and can’t wait to share with my students” – Daniel
“The science experiments and explanations had me interested from start to finish!” – Amy
This course will help you teach science experiments in the primary classroom. You will discover how to develop the scientific literacy of students and motivate their interest in learning science.
- How to involve students in simple science experiments.
- How to develop the scientific literacy of students.
- How science is linked to curriculum outcomes.
- Where to download teaching resources that you can use right away.
You will need this equipment to conduct some fun science experiments:
- 1 jar with a lid (any size will do)
- Tap water
- Dishwashing liquid
- 1 small bowl
- Ground pepper
- Science: Foundation – Year 6, Science Inquiry Skills strand
- Cross curriculum priorities: Sustainability
- General capabilities: Personal and Social Capability
This course is mapped to the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.
It is accredited for professional development hours for:
Graduate Teacher – all states and territoriese 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 territoriese 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.
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.
Reviews for Inspire Young Scientists in the Primary Classroom
- 08. About The Experiments
- 09. Tornado in a Jar
- 10. Tornado in a Jar – Explanation
- 11. Being a Science Role Model
- 12. How Do Seeds Grow?
- 13. How Do Seeds Grow? – Explanation
- 14. Staying Afloat
- 15. Staying Afloat – Explanation
- 16. Make a Compass
- 17. Make a Compass – Explanation
- 18. Recipe for Teaching
- 19. Quick Check In