Teaching & Learning Science


 Bloom's Taxonomy and Outcomes

  • Knowing - Describe, Identify, Label, List, Name, Select
  • Comprehending - Define, Explain, Infer, Summarize, Categorize, Draw, Relate
  • Applying - Apply, Predict, Modify, Prepare, Demonstrate
  • Analyzing - Analyze, Differentiate, Divide
  • Synthesizing - Synthesize, Arrange, Combine, Create, Compile, Construct, Design, Illustrate
  • Evaluating - Appraise, Compare, Contrast


Bloom's revised taxonomy - Bendigo Senior Secondary College

8 Aboriginal Ways of Learning - Wiki


Learning to Think

 General Resources



 Learning, literacy & numeracy


 Recommended reading

  • Tomlinson, C. (1999).The Differentiated Classroom: Responding to the Needs of All Learners.
  • Keefe, M. & Carrington, S. (2007). Schools and Diversity.  Australia: Pearson.


 Lesson Plans


 Positions Available


Science Shopping

  • Marcom Projects - Buy educational DVD's Videos

  • VEA - Video Education Australaisia - Preview and buy online.


Behaviour Issues

The Scientific Method

1. AIM     | Student
(Solve a problem or answer a question. Define what will be investigated to this end)

2. HYPOTHESIS     | Student
(Statement on a position. Best guess.)

3. FAIR TEST & PREDICTION    | Student(S)

4. MATERIALS    | Student(S) & Teacher

5. METHOD    | Student(S)

6. OBSERVATIONS    | Student(S)

7. RESULTS    | Student(S)

8. DISCUSSION    | Student
(Variables: Independent, dependent, controlled and confounding. Deductions and Inference. Suggestions for improvement.)

9. CONCLUSION     | Student
(Answer to the question. Alternate hypothesis)

10. COMMUNICATION    | Student(S)
(via Newspaper article, presentation, poster, song, dramatisation, comic book story etc.)

A Science Learning Model

Context: Relevant and meaningful real-life problem
2. Key Learning Points - Guide to problem solving
3. Facts/Evidence that can help solve the problem
4. Present solutions and give reasoning
5. Write a journal entry - Reflection and introspection