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In this online PD session recorded on 27 August 2015, secondary teacher Steve Chrystall talks about the Science Learning Hub’s light and sight resources and how he used them to teach year 9 and 10 students.

Primary teacher Miel MacLean then describes how she adapted the same resources for her year 5 and 6 students.

Thank you! Great to see how others have used resources in classroom.

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 links below to download the PowerPoint presentation.

Thanks for dark box – some great ideas – often can't do some of those dark room activities – thanks Steve.

The following activities were discussed in this session:

Topic

PowerPoint slide number(s)

Video timecode

About the Science Learning Hub and introducing the speakers

2

00:16

Steve Chrystall - finding the Light and Sight Context through search

3

01:10

Landing page for Light and Sight

4

02:07

Scientists for Light and Sight

5

02:31

Research articles

6

03:37

How we see 3D – video

7

03:53

Student activity – Light and sight: true or false

8–11

06:03

Teacher resource – Alternative conceptions about light

12

07:49

Demonstration – making a dark box

 

08:21

Student activity – Investigating reflection

13–16

08:35

Demonstration – colour and reflected light

 

09:38

Demonstration – blended colour

 

10:34

Student activity – Investigating refraction and spearfishing

17–20

12:30

Demonstration – refraction bowl

 

12:36

Student activity – Pinhole cameras and eyes

21–24

15:23

Demonstration – pinhole camera

 

16:01

Student activity – Investigating satellite dishes

25–27

21:22

Science ideas and concepts – Satellite communications

28

22:20

Science ideas and concepts articles for Light and Sight

29

22:37

Miel MacLean – teaching Light and Sight to a year 5 and 6 class

30–42

23:04

Order promotional material, SLH links, thanks

43–44

34:01

Activity idea

Miel used a planning template to create the unit plan that was featured in this PD session. Go to the Planning template for teaching science for the two-part science planning template that has been designed to help teachers move from simply planning activities for students to do, to planning what and how students will learn through a coherent series of tasks.

    Published 14 September 2015 Referencing Hub articles