Selected School Science Topic
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Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:
- develop knowledge and skills of school science topics;
- demonstrate an understanding of science processing skills;
- apply technologies to complete a range of activities; and
- communicate scientific information and skills to others.
- Topics will be available to enrolled students in the subjects Learning Management System site approximately one week prior to the commencement of the teaching period.
In order to enrol in this subject, you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:
- EquipmentDetails - Headphones or speakers (required to listen to lectures and other media) Headset, including microphone (highly recommended) Webcam (may be required for participation in virtual classrooms and/or media presentations).
- SoftwareDetails - It is essential for students to have reliable internet access in order to participate in and complete your units, regardless of whether they contain an on campus attendance or intensive school component. For additional information please visit UNE Hardware Requirements: https://www.une.edu.au/current-students/support/it-services/hardware
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Textbook information is not available until approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the Teaching period.
Students are expected to purchase prescribed material.
Textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
This subject introduces students to selected scientific topics that are typically covered in primary and middle school programs. The subject covers ideas from the physical, biological, chemical and Earth and Space sciences as they relate to the following topics: Energy, Electricity, Movement and Forces, Materials and their properties, Chemical Reactions, Earth and Space, Weather and Environment and Living things and their properties. It also aims at developing students' knowledge of the nature of science, and scientific processes such as using scientific inquiry methods, and communicating scientific findings. No specific science content knowledge background will be assumed.
Assessment 1: 2000 words. Assessment Notes: Written task. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 4 Assessment 2: 2000 words. Assessment Notes: Written task. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3 Assessment 3: 500 words (equivalent). Assessment Notes: Quizzes x 2 (5% each). Relates to Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 4
- Assessment 1 (45%)
- Assessment 2 (45%)
- Assessment 3 (10%)
Teaching Primary Science Constructively 6th ed.
Skamp, K. and Preston, C.