In this online PD session recorded on 10 September 2015, middle school teacher Greta Dromgool talks about the Science Learning Hub’s resources and how she has used them to excite and explore science with her year 7 to 9 students.

A highlight has been how she has used the resources to develop her students’ science observation skills.

Greta also shares how she adapted the student activity Introduction to DNA, using kiwifruit and bananas (not just tomato) from which to extract DNA. Greta found that the Label the heart interactive has saved her from bringing in lots of sheep’s hearts for dissection and added a richness of learning for her students!

This PLD webinar includes footage from the old legacy Science Learning Hub but all the resources referenced in this session are available on this website.

That was interesting and would be very useful, thank you.


See link to view the video of this professional development session (we recommend downloading the video) and also links above to download the:

  • PowerPoint presentation
  • index for the PowerPoint and video.

It's really good to see how resources are used in the classroom. I like what you've done with them and how you adapted them for your students’ needs. Really practical ideas.


Nature of science

Making observations is a core skill when investigating in science. Scientific investigations begin with one or more key observations that create curiosity and questions, and these lead to investigations and new scientific discoveries.


We are very happy that Greta now manages the Science Learning Pond account. Contact us if you have any ideas or requests for currations. we'd love to hear from you.


    Published 18 September 2015