This page contains responses to the most commonly asked questions about Science by Doing’s digital transformation.
We’ve been around for more than 10 years, developing contemporary materials designed to meet the needs of educators and students of science. Guided by feedback from educators and science education academics, Science by Doing is in an exciting phase of renewal. This means that the new website has taken a different form and function. It is a place for educators that is updated as new materials are added throughout 2022 to align with and respond to the changes consistent with the review of the Australian Curriculum: Science, and in preparation for its implementation, 2023.
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No. Logins are not required to access the new Science by Doing website.
Science by Doing is supported by the Australian Government Department of Education, Skills and Employment. Resources, professional learning, and support are freely available for all Australian educators.
The suite of 16 curriculum units for Years 7 to 10 including assessments and supporting resources (video and simulations), Doing Science Investigations, and two articles mapping Science by Doing to the Australian Curriculum and the NSW Syllabus are available here.
The student guide and e-notebook comprise the main content of the student digital. Student guides and e-notebooks for 16 curriculum units are available here. Supporting documents that include videos and simulations matched to 16 curriculum units are available for download here.
Teacher identified: readings, videos, and podcasts
Science by Doing professional learning offerings are aligned to AITSL standards.
As a federally funded program Science by Doing aligns to the Australian Curriculum: Science. All state-based curricula must adhere to the Australian Curriculum; therefore, most materials cover your state-based syllabus/curriculum.
Science by Doing continues to engage and collaborate with educators, science education academics, and scientists across Australia and internationally, to develop Australian Curriculum aligned educative curriculum materials that are grounded in research and contemporary practices.
We’ve always undertaken to provide teachers with curriculum materials that are built on knowledge of how students learn, have relevance to students’ everyday world and implemented using teaching and learning strategies that involve students in active inquiry. This is unchanged. New materials will incorporate new research-based contemporary practices with a greater emphasis on real world Australian science contexts, data and scientists.
We will invite educators to participate in developing, trialling and evaluating new resources. These new resources will provide teachers with greater flexibility to be adapted for students and contexts and will be accompanied by professional learning and support.
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