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Science Circus Pacific Extraordinary Science with Ordinary Stuff, Workshop Booklet, Samoa

Walker, Graham; Duggan, Joe; Shelvin, Laura

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Many students think science is something that happens in textbooks, which is sad because textbooks aren’t much fun. The result is bored unmotivated students who don’t learn as well – learning works best when it is fun and hands-on. The aim of these activities is to provide an enjoyable, interactive way for students to discover science. Rather than just remembering things out of a book, the activities allow students to experience science themselves. Students learn and remember best when they...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorWalker, Graham
dc.contributor.authorDuggan, Joe
dc.contributor.authorShelvin, Laura
dc.date.accessioned2020-07-31T04:36:29Z
dc.date.available2020-07-31T04:36:29Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/206807
dc.description.abstractMany students think science is something that happens in textbooks, which is sad because textbooks aren’t much fun. The result is bored unmotivated students who don’t learn as well – learning works best when it is fun and hands-on. The aim of these activities is to provide an enjoyable, interactive way for students to discover science. Rather than just remembering things out of a book, the activities allow students to experience science themselves. Students learn and remember best when they actually do things themselves, rather than just reading or being told about them. The activities here can be used directly with students as class activities, or used as demonstrations by teachers. Please note though, that some of these activities are more dangerous than others. Take extra care where CAUTION is noted. Some activities are not suitable for students to try themselves. This book contains a huge range of fun, curriculum-related science activities that can be done with everyday items – things that are either low-cost or free. Wherever we could, we selected activities that reuse the same materials so with the same collection of everyday items, there might be 5, 10 or even more different activities you can try. As you will discover, you do not need a lab and fancy equipment to do engaging practical science.
dc.description.sponsorshipScience Circus Pacific is an initiative of the Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science (CPAS) at the Australian National University, with support from the Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
dc.format.extent18 pages
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherThe Australian National University
dc.rightsCopyright The Australian National University, 2020.
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.subjectScience communication, engagement,
dc.titleScience Circus Pacific Extraordinary Science with Ordinary Stuff, Workshop Booklet, Samoa
dc.typeResearch material
dc.date.issued2020
local.type.statusSubmitted Version
local.contributor.affiliationGraham Walker, Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science, The Australian National University
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage1
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage18
local.identifier.doi10.25911/5f23f3a2e1098
dcterms.accessRightsOpen Access
dc.rights.licenseCreative Commons License (Attribution 4.0 International)
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