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ESS412 - Science Experiments You Can Eat

Enrolment modes:Trimester 3: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:C Campbell




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Contact hours: 11 hours (Saturday seminars, if applicable)
Note: Saturday seminars are offered at Burwood (Melbourne) campus in support of this unit. Students unable to attend these can be offered electronic on-line assistance.


Investigation in primary classrooms of the chemical and physical changes which happen to food during its preparation and cooking. Background information about each topic is given and related teaching and learning issues are raised. Samples of activities are provided for students to explore each topic. Science ideas and possible questions for investigation are presented to assist with planning units of work. Based on these understandings, students develop teaching strategies and curriculum materials designed for primary-school children. Students engage with ICT strategies in the development of units of work.


Two assignments, 50% each; assignments to include curriculum development. Assessment will total 4000 words or equivalent.

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