Stage 2 pupils from Sapphire Coast Anglican College recently worked with Master of Teaching students from the University of Wollongong to explore the wonders of physics, looking at surface tension, static electricity, particles, and vacuums among other principles and their outcomes.
The pre-service teachers developed their skills of engaging students with science, while the college pupils developed their understandings of a number of scientific concepts.
Rotating through five mini lessons over a half-day, pupils had the opportunity to experiment with each other, make some beautiful (and messy) mixtures, and explore some of the wonders of the physics of our world. They discovered that whether something is liquid or solid relates to the closeness of its particles, that surface tensions of different liquids influence their movement, and how a vacuum produces force.
The rapid fire presentations tested out the skills of the teachers, sparked many interesting questions from the primary pupils and kept everyone busy.
Ann-Louise Clark of the Sapphire Coast Anglican College has been teaching the Master of Teaching Primary pre-service teachers in their Science & Technology method subject.
Inquiries about UOW’s Master of Teaching program (Primary and Secondary) can be made to UOW Bega on 6494 7035.