Aug 072013
 

 

Dinosaur Discovery is an interdisciplinary learning experience developed for first level and second level learners and is part of the Collections of the Past learning opportunities with the National Museum of Scotland.

The Dinosaur Discovery planning guidance  provides practitioners with an overview of the learning experiences using the NAR flow chart process. Educators can adapt this guidance to meet the needs of the learners they teach.

Dinosaur Discovery creates a context in which learners can be supported to explore evidence from the past, be posed questions to gain greater insight into the life of dinosaurs and how their fossils, bones and other evidence can be used to tell us about the history of the earth. Learners will be encouraged to:

  • Develop a curiosity and understanding of their environment and the past
  • Undertake simple scientific investigations using practical techniques
  • Explore a range of media to create images and objects
  • Be creative
  • Share and learn with peers through Glow

These challenges will be live in September 2013 with a live Glow TV event with the National Museum of Scotland on the 20th September at 1.30pm . Afterwards they will be made available as packs of learning, teaching and assessment resources in the Collections from the Past Channel on Glow.

This learning experience has been developed to work towards supporting the delivery of

The Curriculum for Excellence Implementation Plan 2012-13

The Sciences 3-18 Curriculum Impact Project Summary of Key Strengths and Aspects for Development

ICT in Education Objectives

Aug 012013
 

What kind of dinosaurs do you know about? Which was the largest, which was the smallest, which had the most horns, or longest neck, or which ate the most food? How can we learn more about the dinosaurs that ruled the earth using evidence and fossils and what they can tell us about the history of the earth? What type of dinosaurs roamed the planet and where did they go?

Visit the National Museum of Scotland through Glow TV to be inspired and amazed by the fossil and bone evidence and go on a Dinosaur discovery. Explore some dino data to find out what we can tell about dinosaurs, their size, what they ate and who would be predator or prey. Meet the 12 metre long life-sixed cast of a T.rex to see the scale and power of the real thing and share your own dinosaur creations.

  • Look carefully at evidence
  • Share what you see
  • Record your findings
  • Ask questions
  • Share your ideas
  • Make collections with others

  • Museum curators
  • Scientists
  • The National Museum of Scotland
  • Other learners from across Scotland

Educators can find out more about our Collections of the past – Dinosaur Discovery learning opportunity here.

LearnCAT Email the LearnCat to sign up for Collections of the past – Dinosaur Discovery

Notes

  • If you are a learner, you can sign up for yourself. Please include your Glow username
  • If you are a teacher or other educator, you can sign up on behalf of a group of learners. Please include a list of Glow usernames
  • Email learncat@educationscotland.gov.uk for any enquiries.
  • A Glow Login is required for your submissions.  If you have forgotten it or don’t have one click here.

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Jun 052013
 

Educators learn more about

Collection of the week is a weekly learning experience which enables learners to get involved in creating collections, collecting data to contribute to scientific research, citizen science and viewing collections of objects from the past.

Many artists are interested in collections and collecting and involving others in this process to create artwork. Tania Kovats is calling upon a global network of people to collect a sample of water from seas and oceans across the world and send it to The Fruitmarket Gallery in Edinburgh to create an artwork called ‘All the seas’. The Fruitmarket Gallery welcome Scottish learners to participate in this work and will be providing additional learning experiences to develop the concept of collections, maps and journeys.

Citizen science involves volunteers, in this case Scottish learners, collecting real data to contribute to valuable scientific research.  The surveys that have been selected for the autumn collection of learning experiences are research streams for  Open Air Laboratories (OPAL).  Learners will be encouraged to document and share the ‘stories’ behind their data collection in Glow.

National Museums Scotland are working in partnership with Education Scotland to share collections of national importance.  The curators will demonstrate their expertise in asking questions to support learners in interpreting historical evidence and to build a picture of Scotland’s heritage and other societies in the past.

Find out more about Collections of the past Dinosaur Discovery

Jun 012013
 

Collection of the week - Main curriculum area social studies, other curriculum area expressive artsSocial StudiesExpressive artsArt workshop

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All the Seas Listen to what the Collection of the Week- ‘All the Seas’ by Tania Kovats is all about

Do you live by the sea? Go on holiday by or know someone who lives or works by the sea or ocean?  Tania Kovats is a British artist and she is inviting you, and a global network of people to take part in an artwork by collecting water from the sea or ocean and sending it to The Fruitmarket Gallery in Edinburgh.  The artwork will be called ‘All the Seas’ and will be part of a major exhibition of Tania Kovats work called Oceans which opens in March 2014 at The Fruitmarket Gallery. The names of all the people who have collected water will be included in the artwork to acknowledge their involvement. Share your photographs and stories about collecting water from a sea or ocean and help to tell the story of the artwork.

Email LearnCat if you wish to take part in this collaborative artwork and you will be sent a special label to attach to your bottle of water to show that you learned about Tania Kovats through Glow with The Fruitmarket Gallery.

Social Studieslearn to ...expressive arts

  • Use different types of maps to locate key features
  • Respond to the work of artists by discussing thoughts and feelings
  • Create text

Expressive arts

  • Learners across Scotland
  • Tania Kovats
  • Caitlin Page, Learning Programme Manager
  • The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh

Educators learn more about this learning experience here

LearnCAT Email the LearnCat to sign up for ‘All the Seas’ – Tania Kovats

Notes

  • If you are a learner, you can sign up for yourself. Please include your Glow username
  • If you are a teacher or other educator, you can sign up on behalf of a group of learners. Please include a list of Glow usernames
  • Email learncat@educationscotland.gov.uk for any enquiries.
  • A Glow Login is required for your submissions.  If you have forgotten it or don’t have one click here.

Jun 012013
 

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Colour of the Day Listen to what the Collaborative Collection – Colour of the Day is all about

Colour is everywhere! Join others to collect colours when exploring indoors and out.

Undertake a daily colour collection mission in September.

  • Photograph what you find
  • Discuss and name the colour
  • Upload your photograph to the colour collection on Glow.

How many different shades and tones of a colour can we collect? What name might you give the colour? How does the colour make you feel?

This colourful online collection will create a beautiful and varied bank of images that can be enjoyed and used by others in their learning.

learn to ...expressive artsLearn to....languages

  • Collect information
  • Organise and classify information
  • Interpret information
  • Use a digital camera

Learn with....Expressive artslearn with...languages

  • Each other
  • Learners across Scotland
  • Education Scotland Learning Team

LearnCAT Email the LearnCat to sign up for Collaborative collection – Colour of the day!

Notes

  • If you are a learner, you can sign up for yourself. Please include your Glow username
  • If you are a teacher or other educator, you can sign up on behalf of a group of learners. Please include a list of Glow usernames
  • Email learncat@educationscotland.gov.uk for any enquiries.
  • A Glow Login is required for your submissions.  If you have forgotten it or don’t have one click here.

    May 312013
     

    Collection of the week - social studiesSocial StudiesMuseum

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    Colours of Buildings Listen to what the Collection of the Past – Archeology- Colours of Buildings is all about

    Colour has so many uses.  Did you know that you can tell the age of a building by its colour? Or that colours can tell us how old something is?

    We’ll be looking at how we can tell the age of pottery we find in the ground just by its colour, how the size and shades of different buildings tell us more about them, and how you can become an archaeological detective by looking out for colours in your local landscape.

    Social Studies

    • gather and understand historical evidence
    • share your evidence to create a collection of colourful historical information about our villages, towns and cities across Scotland

    • learners across Scotland
    • a team of archaeologists from the John Gray Centre in East Lothian
    • Archaeology Scotland

    LearnCAT Email the LearnCat to sign up for Archaeology – Colours of buildings

    Notes

    • If you are a learner, you can sign up for yourself. Please include your Glow username
    • If you are a teacher or other educator, you can sign up on behalf of a group of learners. Please include a list of Glow usernames
    • Email learncat@educationscotland.gov.uk for any enquiries.
    • A Glow Login is required for your submissions.  If you have forgotten it or don’t have one click here.

    May 312013
     

    Collection of the week - sciencesSciencesGarden

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    Earthworm Count Listen to what the Citizen Science earthworm count is all about

    Take responsibility for caring, protecting, monitoring and conserving the natural environment through citizen science. Get outdoors and collect real scientific data about earthworms and help scientists with valuable research. Complete an earthworm survey and share your pictures and stories to help gather important data across Scotland. How many earthworms will we find and what does this tell us?

    Sciences

    • Undertake a practical science investigation
    • Test the properties of soil
    • Prepare a sample pit
    • Collect data
    • Identify and classify examples of living things
    • Document learning
    • Protect your local environment
    • Value and protect biodiversity

    learn with...sciences

    • Learners across Scotland
    • Scientists
    • Open Air Laboritories (OPAL)

    Educators learn more about this learning experience here

    LearnCAT Email the LearnCat to sign up for Collection of the week – Citizen science – Earthworm count!

    Notes

    • If you are a learner, you can sign up for yourself. Please include your Glow username
    • If you are a teacher or other educator, you can sign up on behalf of a group of learners. Please include a list of Glow usernames
    • Email learncat@educationscotland.gov.uk for any enquiries.
    • A Glow Login is required for your submissions.  If you have forgotten it or don’t have one click here.

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