STEM Full Day Accelerator: Professional Development for Primary Teachers

Teacher development day - Fizzics Education

This full-day, rapid up-skill TPL session is fun, engaging and packed with real science embedded in the curriculum in order to inspire students and accelerate learning!

Workshop details

  • Date: Tuesday 11 December
  • Time: 8.30am to 3pm
  • Cost: $220, includes morning tea and lunch
  • Venue: Wagga City Library, Community Learning Space
  • Bookings: Limited places are available, bookings through Eventbrite below. Payment can be made via credit card or an invoice can be issued - select 'Pay by invoice' from the drop down menu during the Eventbrite checkout process.

About the workshop

In this hands-on workshop for primary or pre-service teachers, participants move through a variety of proven experiments that teach students how to engage with the scientific method effectively. Educators learn how to identify and test variables, as well as ways for students to construct fair, meaningful tests.

Following this, educators learn how to build their schools capacity in science teaching by creating a series of school science kits from household materials as well as tools to engage parents and the community in this learning, all whilst embedding this in the curriculum in a teaching & learning sequence.

The day will focus on the following two modules:

STEM Ideation
We’ve all heard the acronym STEM… so what does it really mean to put this into classroom practice? In this module we look closely at what ideas have been used by other schools and then together we rapidly develop ideas for STEM in your school. This is module is about co-creation of STEM lesson activities that students love and planning for how to realistically implement a lesson sequence that fits in school timetable.

Scientific Method Deep Dive

Listing off facts & figures doesn’t mean that a student actually ‘gets science’. This module is specifically designed to help you teach students how to work scientifically by investigating the scientific method in detail:

  • forming a hypothesis
  • identifying variables and fair testing
  • experimental design and reporting
  • critical thinking and problem solving

These 4 elements are essential for students to engage in the scientific method and form the basis for scientific literacy in the entire Primary Science & Technology Syllabus. On completing this science workshop you will be well-equipped to teach students to plan and undertake their own first-hand investigations as well as evaluate their results correctly, regardless of what unit of work they are studying!

About Fizzics Education

Fizzics Education exists to deliver engaging science to any audience, anywhere!

We care deeply about inspiring kids to learn more about the world around them and this has driven us to become one of Australia's leading science outreach providers of interactive science workshops and shows since 2004, where we now deliver science programs to approximately 300,000 children each year via incursion and video conference across 400 schools and public spaces throughout Australia and around the world.