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1 Curriculum Leadership Workshop for Science Head Teachers Science Unit Curriculum Directorate Developinga Scope and Sequence

2 Curriculum Leadership Workshop for Science Head Teachers Science Unit Curriculum Directorate The fundamental step in the design of effective teaching and learning programs is the establishment of a program overview with a scope and sequence plan.

3 Curriculum Leadership Workshop for Science Head Teachers Science Unit Curriculum Directorate When developing this plan teachers should consider the following: Syllabus requirements Syllabus requirements Flexibility Flexibility Further considerations Further considerations

4 Curriculum Leadership Workshop for Science Head Teachers Science Unit Curriculum Directorate Program Overview

5 Curriculum Leadership Workshop for Science Head Teachers Science Unit Curriculum Directorate Content mapping grids demonstrate the development of student ‘learn about’ and ‘learn to’ content across a stage in relation to the identified scope and sequence.

6 Curriculum Leadership Workshop for Science Head Teachers Science Unit Curriculum Directorate Syllabus requirements each unit of work must address at least one Prescribed Focus Area each unit of work must address at least one Prescribed Focus Area

7 Curriculum Leadership Workshop for Science Head Teachers Science Unit Curriculum Directorate Syllabus requirements all knowledge and understanding outcomes and essential content is addressed within the appropriate stage all knowledge and understanding outcomes and essential content is addressed within the appropriate stage

8 Curriculum Leadership Workshop for Science Head Teachers Science Unit Curriculum Directorate content addressed within the appropriate stage content addressed within the appropriate stage

9 Curriculum Leadership Workshop for Science Head Teachers Science Unit Curriculum Directorate the selected Prescribed Focus Area and skills essential content is appropriate to achieve the relevant Stage 4 or Stage 5 outcomes the selected Prescribed Focus Area and skills essential content is appropriate to achieve the relevant Stage 4 or Stage 5 outcomes

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12 Syllabus Requirements the selected skills essential content is appropriate to achieve the relevant Stage 4 or Stage 5 outcomes a minimum of 50% of course time must be allocated to practical experiences

13 Curriculum Leadership Workshop for Science Head Teachers Science Unit Curriculum Directorate Why do we do practical work?

14 Curriculum Leadership Workshop for Science Head Teachers Science Unit Curriculum Directorate Practical work provides opportunity for: Getting a feel for natural phenomena Getting a feel for natural phenomena Developing investigation skills Developing investigation skills Providing a basis for conceptual understanding Providing a basis for conceptual understanding Giving a sense of the nature of science Giving a sense of the nature of science Providing the excitement of inquiry and discovery Providing the excitement of inquiry and discovery

15 Curriculum Leadership Workshop for Science Head Teachers Science Unit Curriculum Directorate Types of practical work: Demonstrations Demonstrations Explorations Explorations Recipe-style exercises Recipe-style exercises Investigations Investigations Projects Projects They are undertaken within a context.

16 Curriculum Leadership Workshop for Science Head Teachers Science Unit Curriculum Directorate Students who understand the nature of scientific evidence should be able to detect when: Conclusions are not consistent with data Conclusions are not consistent with data Fact and opinion are intermingled Fact and opinion are intermingled Graphs distort the appearance of data Graphs distort the appearance of data Averages mask variation in data Averages mask variation in data High levels of precision are unwarranted High levels of precision are unwarranted

17 The diagram below shows the relative movements of Earth and the Moon around the Sun. It is not drawn to scale. Question 7 : Sun, Earth and Moon

18 QUESTION 7 How long does it take for the Moon to go once around the Sun? % response Distracter Analysis Option 1 1 day Option 2 1 week Option 3 1 month Option 4 1 year 24.2% 4.0% 13.9% 56.2% This response may be based on a student’s common experience of when the moon is visible or when the sun would appear This response may indicate a student having a poor recollection of the movements of the moon around the Earth This response may be based on a student’s knowledge or recollection of the movements of the moon around Earth. This response would suggest an accurate knowledge of the movement of the moon and Earth around the sun.

19 Extended answer tasks - Heating ice A science class was doing an experiment to observe temperature changes when heating ice. A science class was doing an experiment to observe temperature changes when heating ice. Each group started the experiment with four cubes of ice and a small amount of water in a beaker. Each group started the experiment with four cubes of ice and a small amount of water in a beaker. They heated the beaker, with constant stirring, over a low Bunsen burner flame as shown in the diagram below. They heated the beaker, with constant stirring, over a low Bunsen burner flame as shown in the diagram below. They measured the temperature every minute and recorded the results in a table. They measured the temperature every minute and recorded the results in a table.

20 One group of students obtained the following results a) Using the information from the result table, describe what was happening in the first 9 minutes of the experiment. b) Using your knowledge of the particle theory, explain why this happens.

21 THE PARTICLE THEORY OF MATTER ALIAS THE KINETIC MOLECULAR THEORY These theories are essentially the same. The Kinetic Molecular Theory emphasizes the movement of the particles. 1. All matter consists of extremely small particles. (A drop of water is made up of 30 billion billion (3 x ) particles of water.). 2. All particles of one substance are identical. 3. The spaces between particles are very large compared to the size of the particles themselves. 4. The particles in matter attract one another. 5. All particles of matter are constantly in motion.

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