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Little Scientists STEM Acoustics Workshop, Melbourne, Victoria, 24 Mar 2022 (Froebel)

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Event description

Fizzle, crackle, crash, boom, bang; delve into the world of everyday sounds.

Explore the presence and absence of sound, create your own sound maker and tell a sound story. Emphasise the potential of peer group learning in co-constructed environments and reflect on the educator’s impact on group dynamics.

This STEM learning opportunity will help you:

  • recognise how co-constructed environments support peer group learning
  • reflect on the role of the educator in enhancing children’s verbal and non-verbal communication with peers
  • experience the effects of group dynamics on the learner
  • explore the world of sound by listening to the environment
  • discover acoustics by producing sounds, making noise and experiencing silence
  • benefit from the exchange with like-minded educators and reflect on your current practice
  • feel confident in unlocking the wonders of STEM.
  • You will also receive comprehensive materials with lots of STEM ideas and information about inquiry-based practices.

    Topic learning objectives

    • Enhancing peer group learning in co-constructed environments
    • Supporting children’s verbal and non-verbal communication with peers
    • Acoustics phenomena as a gateway into STEM inquiry

    Good to know: This workshop provides educators and teachers with a variety of tools and educational concepts to meet a range of requirements of the NQF and the EYLF and will contribute 5 hours and 30 minutes of NESA Elective Professional Development.

    Parking: Parking is available within the vicinity of the venue

    Further information: Wear clothing suitable for hands-on activities and experiments.

    Cost: $215 per participant. Ticket cost includes morning and afternoon tea. Please BYO lunch.

    Facilitator: Heike Hendershot, Little Scientists trainer.

    Who? This workshop is suitable for all educators and teachers and prior STEM knowledge is not required.

    Little Scientists House: Completing this workshop contributes to becoming a Little Scientists House. To find out more about our national certification program click here.

    Please note: The workshop is for educators and teachers only and it is not suitable for children to attend.

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