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Future Makers Professional Development Toowoomba

Future Makers Professional Development Toowoomba

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Cobb+Co Museum

27 Lindsay Street

Toowoomba City, QLD 4350

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Bring STEM to life in the classroom with Queensland Museum's collections!

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Register for this free one-day STEM professional development workshop for teachers at Cobb & Co. Museum, Toowoomba with Queensland Museum Learning Officers on either Tuesday 21st or Wednesday 22nd June 2022.

In this workshop, teachers will build their skills and confidence to enrich their lessons and engage students in STEM subjects, while connecting Queensland Museum research and collections to the curriculum.

Supported by Future Makers partner Shell's QGC business.

Workshop 1: Properties of Materials

The natural world is full of materials that have been used for thousands of years to create innovative solutions to problems. We really are living in a material world, and the properties of these materials influence how they can be changed, combined and used.

In this hands-on workshop, you will:

- Explore how natural materials can be categorised based on their observable properties.

- Use Queensland Museum collection items and resources to investigate how Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples use natural materials to create and produce different objects and tools.

- Analyse how natural materials are selected, changed and combined based on their properties and the purpose of the object being made.

- Explore how you can connect science and design and technologies concepts in an engaging design challenge

Curriculum Links –

YEAR 2 – Chemical Sciences - Different materials can be combined for a particular purpose (ACSSU031)

YEAR 4 – Chemical Sciences - Natural and processed materials have a range of physical properties that can influence their use (ACSSU074)

This workshop supports the Science as a Human Endeavour and Science Inquiry Skills strands of the Australian Curriculum. There are also links to Design and Technologies (Years 2-4), General Capabilities and Cross-curricular Priorities.

Workshop 2: States of Matter

Have you ever been asked the question, ‘What is the matter?’ Well the answer is… everything!

All solids, liquids and gases are made up of matter. They have different observable properties and behave in different ways.

Within this workshop, you will explore how you can use student-led demonstrations, hands-on scientific investigations and design challenges to examine the properties of solids and liquids, as well as how they change in response to different situations. You will also use objects from the Queensland Museum collection to explore how understandings of states of matter and heat can be used to create designed solutions and solve real-world problems.

Curriculum Links –

YEAR 3 – Chemical Sciences - A change of state between solid and liquid can be caused by adding or removing heat (ACSSU046)

YEAR 3 – Physical Sciences - Heat can be produced in many ways and can move from one object to another (ACSSU049)

YEAR 5 – Chemical Sciences - Solids, liquids and gases have different observable properties and behave in different ways (ACSSU077)

This workshop links to the Science as a Human Endeavour and Science Inquiry Skills strands of the Australian Curriculum. It also covers concepts from Design and Technologies (Years 3-5), as well as General Capabilities and Cross-curricular Priorities.

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