In this recorded webinar, Andrea Soanes and Lyn Rogers explore how teachers can support students to interpret and make sense of their observations, focusing on how to utilise students’ prior learning and world views whilst also building on their understandings of the nature of science.

Watching the recorded webinar creates an opportunity to engage with some simple activities from the Science Learning Hub, and it discusses how these ideas can be used to enhance students in their making meaning from observations.

This was brilliant – provided a new perspective of how to use these activities.

Teacher

The PowerPoint and recorded webinar provide ideas and information that will support teachers of any year level to:

  • enhance students’ understanding of the differences between observation and inference
  • identify and utilise students’ prior knowledge
  • build on students’ understandings of the nature of science
  • help develop students’ science capabilities
  • explore relevant activities on the Science Learning Hub.

Watch the video (above) of this professional development session (you may want to download it) and also see below the index and the PowerPoint presentation.

Index

Topic

PowerPoint slide number(s)

Video timecode

Webinar purpose

1-2

00:00

Recap of last webinar ‘Developing an eagle eye’

3–6

01:34

Discussing observation activities

7

03:38

Inference versus observation activity

8–9

07:48

Enhancing teaching and learning

10

12:11

Tangram activity and video

11

13:16

Discussing the use of optical illusions

12–13

17:48

Moving into investigation

14

23:31

Useful activities

15–16

27:06

Social media links, thanks and comments

17–18

29:36

Thanks, great inspirations.

Teacher

You might also be interested in the related webinar Developing an eagle eye.

Activity idea

These activities are covered in the webinar:

The video featured in the webinar is Phenomenally great information.

    Published 14 December 2016