It’s Taxon Time

Written by: Maryanne Venables, Strategic Learning The “Zoo Animals” went into the tin with the blue lid, while my “Farm Animals” went in the tin with the green lid. The animal kingdom, as I knew it, lived under my bed in Streets ice-cream tins. All were classified, according to contexts developed from the songs, books and experiences of a four-year old. Fast forward to 2012 and, … Continue reading It’s Taxon Time

Classification with Year 7 (Australian Curriculum)

A couple of weeks ago I started working with a teacher at a local primary school. Her year 7 class had finished most of their science course for the year so we developed a short unit on classification that the students could investigate. According to the Biological sciences strand in Year 7 of the Australian Science Curriculum, students need to consider that: There are differences … Continue reading Classification with Year 7 (Australian Curriculum)

QM Loans kits and the Australian Curriculum

Recently, our seconded teachers finished producing and labelling some new kits and these are now available for borrowing through QM Loans. These new kits are External Features and Micro Marvels. The first one is linked to Years 1 & 3, and the second one is targeted at Years 5 – 7 of the Biological Sciences strands of the Australian Science Curriculum. Teacher Resource Booklets have … Continue reading QM Loans kits and the Australian Curriculum