Teaching Science and Technology K-6 with Confidence

A professional learning course to help K – 6 teachers understand the new 2017 Science and Technology K-6 syllabus

Registered Course Code RG03511


This 5 hour NESA registered course is held at the Sydney Institute of Marine Science (SIMS) at Chowder Bay. The course will help teachers to unpack the new syllabus and show how teachers can complement their own Science and Technology programs by engaging students with scientists and real world environmental challenges.

Course participants will:

  • Gain a deeper understanding of the new syllabus
  • Develop skills and confidence to teach science and technology through practical investigations that are creative, engaging and use an inquiry-based model
  • Share their experiences and knowledge with other teachers
  • Develop a relationship with EZEC staff and other K-6 teachers to provide ongoing support and resource sharing, with a focus on Working Scientifically, Living World and Digital Technology content

Pre-course reading – Participants must watch the syllabusPLUS adobe connect session – Unpacking the syllabus NR21149. The Adobe Connect session unpacks and broadens participants’ knowledge and understanding of the new Science and Technology K-6.


Register for this course visit MyPL on the DoE Portal and register using the course code RG03511 or directly here.

Course Details: 

Date: Tuesday 18th September

Time: 9am – 3pm

Location: Sydney Institute of Marine Science (SIMS) 19 Chowder Bay Rd Mosman

Course Flyer: Teaching Science and Technology K – 6 with Confidence


  • 1. Inquiry based learning – planning and programming for the new Science and Technology K-6 syllabus

  • 2. Tour of SIMS and how teachers can use EZEC’s as a resource for teaching K-6 Science and Technology.
  • 3. Practical investigations that meet the Living World and Working Scientifically strands of the syllabus.
  • 4. Activities that focus on the Digital Technologies strand of the syllabus.


Follow up marine science resources 

Plankton ID.doc

Adaptations of species Fact Sheets

Fish fact sheet.doc
Prawn fact sheet.doc
Flounder fact Sheet.doc
Crab fact sheet.doc
Octopus fact sheet.doc

Teachers Fieldwork Guide.doc
Water Quality Testing Interpretation Guide.doc
Crab Key.doc
Mangrove and seagrass food web.doc
Podcast scaffold doc.doc

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