Science Inquiry Skills
How to Run an Investigation created by Scitech for teachers
This Week in Science (general observation junior) doc
Middle School Inquiry Planner, created by Linda Holland doc
Senior School Inquiry Planner, created by Linda Holland doc
Kindy/Pre Primary Inquiry Planner doc created by Scitech
Early Childhood Inquiry Planner doc created by Scitech
Middle Childhood Inquiry Planner doc created by Scitech
Early Adolesence Inquiry Planner doc created by Scitech
Standard Middle Primary Inquiry Planner doc
Standard Upper Primary Inquiry Planner doc
My Self Assessment (middle school) doc
My self assessment (upper school) doc
Midwest Primary Science Network Inquiry Planners
Science Programming (blank) 2010 created by Scitech
Science Report Comment bank
Learning Federation Index of Digital Resources - this page is like Gold Dust for WA Ed Department Teachers. Find the Learning Object you want in seconds! Type the Code into the Det Resource Search box and click Resource ID
Amazing Animated Optical Illusions!
Try this at school. You'll need to use a special transparency made for your printer and available at Officeworks. Go to the author's Youtube video site for instructions and templates to print out.
Published on Sep 4, 2012 by brusspup (1.51 min)
NEW 11th 0ctober 2012
Free Science Resources from BP
BP Educational Service has put together two new, interactive science resources for primary and secondary schools. Countries outside of the UK can register to use this great resource (county is a bit tricky but look for match).
You need to register with the BP site to access the resources, but registration is free. You can see a preview of the resources before you register. >>>>>
Inquiry in Science Video
Brooke Topelberg, winner Western Australian Primary Science Educator of the Year 2010 and Chris Ellis produced this video with the help of students at Westminster Primary School and Mirrabooka H S.
Brooke produced a collaborative ‘Inquiry in Science’ video. Her students take you on a journey to discover the investigating process. See "Sophie and the Genie's Science Investigation"
Reproduced with kind permission of Brooke Topelberg, science teacher and Westminister Primary School,- Principal, Jeffrey Murphy.
Dancing Sultanas - Animoto created by Johnno
Activities and Challenge
Data Shapes - interpreting data for juniors
Dancing Sultanas Investigation from ABC Spark Experiments - can be used in early childhood or investigate variables in the middle school. Great fun, see the movie >
UV Beads - doc This is an inexpensive and fun activity which encourages students to use their senses to collect data, make predictions and gives them a reason to support school rules.
Ball Bounce Inquiry using simple materials from Science by Email
Puff Mobiles at Rostrata - Animoto created by Johnno
Make Land Yachts - (doc) make land yachts out of toothpaste boxes, your students will always remember their first Regatta.
Sneaker Inquiry - (doc) Fun easy friction actvity, yr 4 - 7
Puff Mobiles Challenge - Physics Yyr 3 -7 Worksheet/ zoom video.
More Activities and Challenge - middle school
Representing and interpreting data Class 5's Names from nrich Maths
Howard Christie's Midwest Primary Investigating Experiments year4 displayed here
Illusions fool your brain and fascinate children; this one has it all if you build it correctly.
It's so famous and has its own video the Dragon Illusion from Grand Illusions Dragon PDF
Note: Build a dragon before giving this to your class. Tip, the face is sort of inside out.
Make an Ames Room, these are amazing. See the video and download the pattern part one and part two
Print in A3 size. Paper will work but card is easier.
Web Sites and Interactive Activities
Wake up the Box
Sarah's Catapult Document
Catapult Simulator In order to hit all of the targets in the virtual environment, students must design their device so it is capable of launching for distance, height, and strength. Students are able to customize the arm length, spring strength, ball weight, angle of release, and tension in order to hit each target.
Variables Game from LHS Interactive Showcase