Lesson plans and associated
resources are available as Microsoft Word documents that address various
aspects of the ‘Day in Science’ course. The course was taught
at the University of New South Wales in 2003 to eighty-plus, second-year
science students. It was refined in 2004 and refined further for 2005.
These materials cover:
Process and Production
If you have a sense
of what to have your students do, then proceed with your own approach.
It will be intriguing to compare the variety of teaching strategies and
the different styles of contributions from different parts of the world.
Diversity will illustrate how others might have their students participate,
Want to find
out more about high achievers and good role models in Australian
science? Check out the website for the Clunies
Ross Awards. Each year, the awards are presented to a half-dozen
scientists, engineers, and medical researchers. Winners have been
particularly inventive and dedicated, from developing techniques
to improve animal breeding to refining technology that can warn
a driver who is about to fall asleep.
for the 2005 contribution from Australian students, A Day in
the Life of Science in Australia, was written by Clunies Ross
award winner and Australian of the Year 2005, Fiona Wood, MD.