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  • Join Dr Carrie Swanson in a session which will inspire you to explore science through drama.

    Science learning involves exploring ideas through different perspectives and imagining objects, processes and connections that cannot be viewed by the naked eye. Using drama to enhance students' learning experiences deepens their understanding. Drama can play a significant role in helping students to better understand science concepts, the nature of science, and to explore the complexity of socio-scientific issues.

    It’s sparked lots of ideas!


    During the webinar we will share examples of how different kinds of drama can support science learning. We will include simple ideas that can be easily used in the classroom and provide links demonstrating how other educators have developed an integrated curriculum approach using science and drama.

    Thank you. Very enjoyable at the end of the day. Inspiring and yes, not so scary.


    Carrie's research involves both science and drama education. Her PhD explored the use of the dramatic inquiry approach Mantle of the Expert (Heathcote and Bolton, 1995) in science education at years 7–8. She is connected to the wider drama and science communities in Australasia and world-wide including the Dramatic Inquiry Aotearoa Network Trust and has contributed to two books.

    Understanding science through drama

    This is an edited recording of the webinar Understanding science through drama.

    This session will be valuable for all teachers.

    Understanding science through drama – slideshow

    This slideshow, from the webinar Understanding science through drama, provides additional support for the video tutorial.

    You can download the video and slideshow presentation.

    Thank you so much for today. Absolutely awesome.


    Activity ideas

    Explore these Science Learning Hub activities using drama:

    Related content

    Discover how other teachers are using drama in their science teaching in the following PLD articles:

    Useful links

    You can find a list of Dr Carrie Swanson’s publications here.

    During our session we talked about the Life's a gas! Art+Science (AIR) Exhibition 2022 project. This includes dance and spoken word and lots of hands-on art activities working alongside community and includes connecting with schools.


    Thank you to Dr Carrie Swanson for sharing her enthusiasm and expertise.

      Published 29 September 2022 Referencing Hub articles
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