|An evolving universe.|
A visit to your local primary or secondary schools will show that teachers are still teaching as if it is they who control the learning. Current teachers reflect the way they themselves were taught or are conformed by accountability systems and pre-defined curriculums. If you do visit schools note the time spent on literacy and numeracy in primary schools and if learning is integrated across subjects in secondary or taught in separate subjects. Read some of the work of the students and ask does it reflect their thoughts and ideas or what has been ‘taught’ to them. Are student grouped by ability or working in mixed groups?
|What is happening?|
|Can students find the Sth Cross?|
|Who is Neil Armstrong?|
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yaX4iGw-b_Y ( Background for teacher/older students)
http://www.theguardian.com/science/video/2013/feb/11/how-big-universe-sand-video1 (Worth showing - ideas about how big the Universe is 7min)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G77UtGNNAmU (7 min space images)
|What is famous about this footprint?|
|Data to interpret integrating science and maths.|
Lots of activities for you to present to your students;
|Why was Galileo tried as a heretic?|
|Life in space???|
Have the students improved in their ability to ‘seek, use and create their own knowledge’ about space; does their work reflect their own ‘voice’?