Discovering Science

EDU30011 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Online Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • On-campus: 12 hours Face to face+Blended Swinburne online - Nil

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning. For Online unit delivery, learning is conducted exclusively online.

2023 teaching periods

Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 3

6 Nov 23 - 11 Feb 24

5 Mar 24

Last self enrolment:
19 Nov 23

1 Dec 23

Last withdraw without fail:
29 Dec 23

Aims and objectives

This unit prepares pre-service teachers to some of the main principles of science and scientific knowledge and why it is important in the modern world. School students will explore and become familiar with the scientific content and concepts within the relevant National and/or State and Territory Curriculum. They will discover how children’s scientific knowledge and understandings develop from early to later primary school. A key focus of the unit is for students to learn how science learning and teaching can be fun, engaging and relevant for school students from Foundation to Grade 6.

Unit Learning Outcomes: Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Advocate Science as being an important discipline in today’s world.
2. Explain how children’s knowledge and understanding of key science principles are supported by the aims and rationale of the relevant National and/or State and Territory Curriculum.
3. Use relevant National and/or State and Territory Curriculum to teach scientific concepts.
4. Create engaging science activities that would appeal to children.

Courses with unit

BA-EDECP / BA-EDECPS (SOL) Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary)
BA-EDUPRI/EDUPRI1 Bachelor of Education (Primary)