This online PD session, recorded on 18 February 2015, focuses on using Science Learning Hub earthquake resources to plan an Earth and Space science unit. It models how a variety of resources can be incorporated within the teaching and learning of a unit and draws on the examples from an existing unit plan on earthquakes.

The starting point in the video is the context overview pdf to highlight a possible pathway through the Hub's earthquake resources. The individual resources identified in this pathway are then explored. (Note: At present, the new-look SLH does not hold the context overview pdf. Using the topic tab and choosing earthquakes will direct you to the resources mentioned in the video.)

Links from Science Learning Hub resources that could support teaching and learning leading to assessment using Achievement Standard 90955 and 90952 are indicated, and ways to link to Nature of Science and the Science Capabilities are highlighted within the session.

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.

Although aimed at secondary level, the concepts covered can be applied in primary classrooms.

See link above to view the video of this professional development session or links below to download the:

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Topic

PowerPoint slide number(s)

Video timecode

Rationale for PLD session

 2

00:03

A starting point

 3

00:58

Finding a context

 4

01:55

Exploring and using a context using the context overview

5-6

02:15

Identifying resources to explore further

7-8

03:41

Teacher Ideas and unit plans, with Earthquakes as an example

 9-12

04:43

Slow slips

 13

07:49

Incorporating Nature of Science and the Science Capabilities

14

09:42

Achievement Standard 90955

 15-16

11:31

A quiz (for participants)

17

14:23

Achievement Standard 90952

18

15:53

Links to the Volcanoes context

19

17:16

Contact us and thank you

20

17:39

Nature of science

Aspects of Communicating in Science and Investigating in Science are introduced that can draw on Science Learning Hub media and teaching and learning approaches. The PD session also models ways to use the Science Capabilities ‘Interpreting representations’ and ‘Using evidence’ to develop these Nature of Science aspects.

Uncovering our explosive past

Explore our Volcanoes resources to find other useful teaching and learning materials. How do volcanoes work? Where do they form? What does this mean for the people that live around them? Meet the scientists finding the answers to these questions.

    Published 1 May 2015