Join Greta Dromgool and Ted Cizadlo in a session designed to build confidence in teaching the Physical World.
Using simple, everyday equipment, we will take you step by step through how you can teach gravity.
This session will be valuable for middle to upper primary and lower secondary school teachers. However, all teachers are welcome to join us.
Sitech has gifted us a PocketLab Voyager to GIVE AWAY! This amazing technology is an all-in-one science lab that is capable enough for professionals and simple enough for our youngest students. It has a value of $279, and we are very excited to be able to give this away to one of our webinar participants. If you participated in the Physics made simple – force and motion PLD session in February, you are already in the draw. You will get additional entries if you attend the next Physics made simple webinars. Find out how to enter here.
Joining the webinar
Follow these simple steps to join our webinar on Zoom:
- Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android by clicking on the link https://waikato.zoom.us/j/359736528 and following the instructions. You can also access Zoom on your phone, just follow the prompts.
- Find the chat box located in the toolbar at the bottom of your screen. You may need to access this by clicking on ‘More’.
- Using the chat box, introduce yourself, where you teach and, if you are in a group, how many people are there.
- Set up your screen for optimal viewing. If you’re using a mobile device, you may wish to view in landscape. We recommend selecting a thumbnail view of the presenters – this way, you can easily see what is being shared on the screen.
Then you can:
- watch, listen and respond via chat to the presentation and discussion
- ask questions using the chat box at any time
- continue your learning on Slack – our online discussion forum.
The Science Learning Hub team will be there to support you and answer questions.
We currently offer recognition of teachers’ involvement in our online PLD.
To qualify for a professional learning and development certificate, teachers must:
- register for and watch the live webinar or let us know they have viewed the recorded version once it is published on the website
- register in Slack and participate in our discussions about our Physics made simple webinars in Slack or in the Slack learning reflections channel.
The Science Learning Hub’s gravity concept has a range of articles and activities, and our teacher PLD article Physical World – forces provides an outline of our resources linked to topics such as flight and rockets.
Probe student understanding using our article on Alternative conceptions about gravity or the activity Using concept cartoons to explore students’ scientific thinking.
The article Nigel Latta Blows Stuff Up Episode 8: Gravity explores teaching and learning opportunities that can be unpacked from the video.
Physics made simple webinar series