The 5E Model vs Explicit Instruction

There are several instructional models that are available to the teacher to use within the classroom, each with its own set of benefits and pitfalls to both teacher and student, and a vast amount of data and research open for us to evaluate on each. There is also information that we can use to see […]

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“BALLS!” to Intelligent Design

There are so, so, many areas in which the idea of intelligent design falls flat on its face or, because of the nature of this writing, get a kick in the balls. Surely, none more so, that the evidence in the placement of men’s testicles. Why on earth would anybody, intelligent or not, place a […]

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Kids Love Science, But Just Maybe Not Your Class

I know that if, at the start of the school year, if I tell the students that we are going to learning a lot of science that they’ll almost be bouncing off their seats, smiling, talking to their neighbours with such excitement that you would think I’d just put a thick gooey chocolate cake in […]

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Science is Contagious

We all know that children follow each other like sheep. They want to hang around with the cool kids; they want to be seen to like the same things others do for acceptance. Being cool usually means that you’re doing something different to the majority; something that stands out. Research has shown that when students […]

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The Age of Science

If you were to walk into some classrooms in Australia and even in much of the Western world, you could be forgiven for thinking that we weren’t already in the age of science education even though we are supposed to be and have supposed to have been for many years now. In primary schools, in […]

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Once again, the quality of teachers takes a dive.

Once again, our future teachers look like they will dumber than most of the students that they teach. With universities, once again, lowering the education level standard of new entrants into Education Degrees, has nobody yet seen that maybe, just maybe, THIS might be part of the reason that our student results continually to fare […]

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Why science for girls is probably more important than for boys

There have been, and continue to be, many studies and reports on how to encourage more girls to pursue science and math careers. These studies and reports talk about trying to shake off the nerdy image of scientists and mathematicians, how to use female role models to encourage girls into the sciences or careers involving […]

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