Science workshops at your school
PrimeSCI offer a wide range of professional development science workshops for teachers, which we run at your school.
Our high-impact and fun-filled workshops are backed by years of experience and will help remove the anxiety from the science components of the national curriculum. We show you how science can be powerfully delivered to young minds with confidence.
There are two types of professional learning sessions.
1. Classroom science (1.5 hrs)
This session is tailored for teachers before they embark on their chosen science topic, and comes complete with activities, investigations, and accompanying worksheets.
Prices start from $800 (excluding GST) for one topic, one year level, for up to 10 staff members.
2. Staffroom science (1.5 hrs)
This workshop is an excellent way for staff to bond over explosions and coffee. Topic selection: States of Matter, Human Body Gallery, Energy and Electricity
Prices start from $1000 (excluding GST) - no maximum numbers.
Professional development topics
Topics offered in our teacher professional development workshops are listed below.
The Secret Life of Plants
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Human Body Gallery (Year 3-6)
Convince students to respect their bodies by learning the marvellous ways the body works. Take the content beyond describing functions of the different systems and learn to use exciting hands-on activities, even using simplified dissections, to make the learning memorable.
Selection of human body systems: circulatory, digestive, breathing, nervous, skeletal systems, and the brain.
Australian Biodiversity (Prep-Year 6)
Plants are often overlooked as amazing teaching tools. Observe the wonder of germination and the promise of life in a little seed, study how plants adapt under different conditions, make a terrarium, and for those with microscopes, compare how plant structures differ depending on where they live.
Mixing Matter (Prep-Year 2)
Take a comprehensive approach to the delivery of this topic -properties of matter, introduction to states of matter, separating mixtures, and creating chemical reactions. This PD brilliantly bridges what students have already learnt about materials and prepares them for Year 3 Chemistry.
States of Matter (Year 3-5)
Learn how to show why atoms and molecules exist in different states of matter through a sequence of simple, yet effective demonstrations and activities. The all-encompassing concept of the states of matter will help put in place a firm understanding for the learning of other topics in the science curriculum like weather, heat, plate tectonics, and the solar system. This topic is most appropriate for our StaffroomScience professional development session.
Plastic Fantastic (Year 4)
Recycling of materials and reducing waste are concepts most students are already familiar with. But what are they recycling and why are there so many different types of plastic types? Find out how to get students to investigate plastics at the molecular level, make their own plastics, and recycle plastic in amazing ways!
Physical and Chemical Change (Year 6)
Go beyond ‘plug-and-play’ disjointed activities easily gleaned from the internet, and learn how to communicate why atoms and molecules behave the way they do, and impart the enthusiasm to your students.
Earth and Space sciences
Mathematical Secrets of the Solar System (Year 5)
Within the context of the solar system, show students what makes our planet the ideal place for us to inhabit, how days and years vary on the different planets, and how different cultures measure time. Convince students through this topic how mathematics is used as a language to describe our galactic neighbourhood.
Weather and Seasons (Year 1-2)
How do we get day and night, seasons, and what does water have to do with our weather? Clarify these concepts, link them, and deliver them powerfully to young children through a thoughtfully designed series of demonstration and activities.
Digging Deeper (Year 4)
Living things have life cycles. So do rocks! Students see and touch rocks that have been through the belly of volcanoes, and those that were there when dinosaurs walked the Earth. Make the rock cycle, weathering and erosion, and dirt, the best thing the students learn all year!
Light and Sound (Year 1)
Light and sound transmit through waves and they are compatible topics to teach simultaneously. Learn how to teach students what can happen when waves are stretched, amplified, forced to changed directions.
Toys in Motion (Year 2)
Show students how different forces in our Universe work through the use of toys. Students are introduced to push, pull, gravity, tension, and torque.
Hot Hot (Years 3-4)
What is heat and how does it affect atoms and molecules? Learn to demonstrate heat in action; get students to generate it using physical and chemical processes; see the changes that heat causes; and understand how heat is transmitted.
Light and Colour (Year 5)
With simple equipment, learn how the laws of light can be presented in the classroom with clarity and precision. Make it easy to show how images are produced and how to draw simple ray diagrams. Learn also how to apply this to eye health.
Electricity and Circuits (Year 6)
Expose and correct misconceptions about electricity, and understand the fundamentals of electricity generation. Work through the topic.