5th Scientix Webinar: Examples of online Science Simulations and their use in Inquiry Based Learning
Type of event: webinar
Target groups: teachers
Language of event: English
The webinar will take place at 17.30 CEST in the Scientix online meeting room. After registration, you will receive an email with instructions. NB: Places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis!
Online simulations and models can be used to facilitate an inquiry based approach to Science and Maths. Unlike expensive and sometimes scarce laboratory equipment these models if broken can be easily fixed and also can facilitate a “what if” approach by learners. These models do not replace practical laboratory work but can help students to deepen their understanding of concepts and processes. The webinar will examine three examples of such online models with a particular emphasis on the graphical representation of data.
Teachers will be asked to give their feedback on a padlet.
- The examples used will be taken from: www.shodor.org/interactivate/activities
William McTiernan, Scientix Ambassador in Ireland, former teacher of Science and Biology. Currently involved in Teacher Professional Development in the area of integration of ICT into Teaching and Learning, previously worked with the Dublin City University team on the Pathway IBSE Project.