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In this online PD session recorded on 13 August 2015, secondary school teacher Steve Chrystall describes how he uses the Science Learning Hub’s satellites and rocket resources to teach space and astronomy to junior high school students.

These resources are useful for any level, from junior primary to senior physics, although some adaptation will be required.

This has been great and really encouraging to have so many new resources to use for students who need extension.

Teacher

This PLD session was based on the legacy Science Learning Hub however all the resources are still available on the new-look Science Learning Hub site. 

See link above to view the video of this professional development session (we recommend downloading the video) and also link below to download the PowerPoint presentation.

For additional information on space science, check out the content under our astonomy topic.

Thank you folks – this was great. Always good to have someone sharing their passion! Great opportunities for thinking critically about the data and evidence, then opportunities to test their conclusions.

Teacher

Topic

PowerPoint slide number(s)

Video timecode

About the Science Learning Hub

2

00:28

Finding the Satellites context via Google

3–4

01:43

Landing page for Satellites

5

02:30

Teaching and Learning Approaches: Scale model for satellite orbits

6–9

04:36

Teaching and Learning Approaches: Observing natural satellites

10

12:28

Looking Closer: Our solar system – revolutionary ideas

11

14:37

Image of an artificial satellite

12

16:25

What does it take to get a rocket into space?

13–17

16:32

What does it take to make a satellite stay up there?

18–20

25:39

Why do astronauts feel weightless?

21–23

30:25

Artificial satellite in space – image

24

31:25

Satellites and orbits – interactive

25

32:10

Alternative conceptions

26

33:47

Other resources on space – people, research, science ideas and concepts, video clips

27–30

34:05

Steve Chrystall – pictures taken while developing resources for the Science Learning Hub

31

35:01

Order promotional material, SLH links, thanks      

32–33

35:49

Activity idea

Students can develop the science capability ‘Interpret representations’ using teaching and learning activities such as Scale model for satellite orbits. Using this activity, students make meaning of scientific representations such as scale distances in space and other space models

    Published 24 August 2015