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Excellence in Science teaching: Prime Minister’s Science Prize 2018
Excellence in Science teaching: Prime Minister’s Science Prize 2018

This year’s Prime Minister’s prizes for Science have just been announced at a ceremony in Canberra. Here, we look at the work of two classroom practitioners whose outstanding efforts saw them named winners of the Prime Minister’s Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching.

Celebrating female contributions to science
Celebrating female contributions to science

This year’s National Science Week theme is Game Changers and Change Makers. In today’s article we find out how students at Rosetta Primary are celebrating the work of female scientists and how the Tasmanian school has linked Science Week activities to the curriculum.

Miss Chen’s blog: Making an animal track plot
Miss Chen’s blog: Making an animal track plot

Miss Chen shares some of the F-2 resources she’s been using in her classroom. In today’s activity, the students conduct an experiment to see which animals live in the school environment.

Combining physical activity with maths
Combining physical activity with maths

While low levels of physical activity among children and adolescents remain a concern in Australia, student engagement in the maths classroom also requires attention. One pilot program in New South Wales sought to tackle both issues simultaneously.

Science Week: Game Changers and Change Makers
Science Week: Game Changers and Change Makers

It’s Science Week this week in Australia, and plenty of schools across the country are marking the event by involving students in real-world science activities, including monitoring local bird life and building prosthetic hands.

Miss Chen’s blog: Exploring the ocean in Foundation Science
Miss Chen’s blog: Exploring the ocean in Foundation Science

Miss Chen shares some of the F-2 resources she’s been using in her classroom. In today’s activity, the Foundation students learn more about the ocean in their Science lessons by visiting the local beach.

Miss Chen’s blog: Recognising our fears
Miss Chen’s blog: Recognising our fears

Miss Chen shares some of the F-2 resources she’s been using in her classroom. In today’s activity, the students discuss their fears and we learn new strategies to begin to overcome them.

National Simultaneous Storytime 2018
National Simultaneous Storytime 2018

Today is National Simultaneous Storytime, where the same picture book will be read by schools and libraries across the country at the same time. Here, a teacher librarian from Hobart College speaks to Teacher about why her secondary school is participating in the event.

Connecting the classroom with the community – natural disaster education
Connecting the classroom with the community – natural disaster education

Staff at a school in a bushfire-sensitive area have teamed up with their local fire service to deliver a project encouraging students to find new ways to prepare for a natural disaster. Here, we speak to the Assistant Principal about the success of the program.  

Miss Chen’s blog: Understanding Australia’s animals
Miss Chen’s blog: Understanding Australia’s animals

In this regular blog, Miss Chen will be sharing some of the F-2 resources she’s been using in her classroom, which are all available to download for free via the Little J & Big Cuz website. For today’s activity, her class identified Australia’s native animals.