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.

Jun 022013
 

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Natural colour is an interdisciplinary learning experience developed for first level learners and is part of a progression of creativity challenges designed around the context of colour.

The natural colour outline provides practitioners with an overview of the learning experiences using the NAR flow chart process and the publication ‘Taking a closer look at NAR.  Educators should adapt this guidance to meet the needs of the learners they teach.

Natural colour creates a context in which learners can be supported to explore ‘fat questions’ through practical and creative challenges

  • Develop a curiosity and understanding of their environment
  • Undertake simple scientific investigations using practical techniques
  • Create visual information
  • Explore a range of media to create images and objects
  • Be creative
  • Share and learn with peers through Glow
  • Profile and recognise achievement

These challenges will be live in September 2013. Afterwards they will be made available as packs of learning, teaching and assessment resources in the Creativity Learning 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

Creativity across learning

2013 is the Year of Natural Scotland

Jun 012013
 

Digital storytelling Main curriculum area languages, other area technologiesLanguagesTechnologiesDigital storytelling

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The Big 5 Listen to what the The Big 5 is all about

This is the Year of Natural Scotland! The Big 5 are out there! The Whiskered Diver! The Roaring Monarch! The High Flyer! The Curious Seadog and The Tufted Acrobat! Celebrate the beauty and diversity of Scotland by creating an animated adventure starring these Nature Superheroes!  Get outdoors, look at photographs, ask experts and watch video clips and wildlife webcams to research the Big 5. Storyboard an adventure tale. Create models and sets. Collect and make natural superhero sound effects. Share ideas, resources and help each other solve problems. Use stop motion animation and editing software to bring the Big 5 to life and then have your Big 5 animation adventure shared with Scotland!

Learn to....languagestechnologies

  • Select and organise ideas and information logically
  • Write an adventure story with great characters and settings
  • Use visual information to make models and sets
  • Explore and use animation software
  • Record and make sound effects
  • Edit, publish and promote your adventure tale
  • Appreciate Scottish biodiversity

learn with...languageslearn with...technologieslearn with...sciences

  • Learners across Scotland
  • Industry expert animator Bruce Husband
  • Dundee Contemporary Arts
  • Scottish Natural Heritage

Educators learn more about this learning experience here

LearnCAT Email the LearnCat to sign up for Digital Storytelling – The Big 5!

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.

May 202013
 

Expressive artsArt workshopSciencesGarden

Explore natural colour creativity challenges with children across Scotland and be amazed and inspired by everyone’s outdoor discoveries.

  • What colour is the sky?
  • How many greens can you find outside?
  • Are there any seasonal colour clues?
  • Why are some creatures colourful and others not?

These are just some of the questions that will be asked while you look at, think about, gather information about and create with natural colour.

learn to ...expressive artsSciences

  • Look carefully
  • Share what you see
  • Ask questions
  • Record your findings
  • Think of ideas
  • Share what you did
  • Make collections with others
  • Be imaginative, adventurous and willing to try lots of different ways to take part in creativity challenges

Expressive artslearn with...sciences

  • Learners across Scotland
  • Artists
  • Meteorologists
  • Scientists
  • Macduff Marine Aquarium
  • The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh

The first 5 schools to sign up will receive a Polaroid camera to help capture learning!

Educators please find out more by clicking here.

LearnCAT Email the LearnCat to sign up for Natural Colour

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 202013
 

Learn through creativity challenges, sciences and expressive artsSciencesArt workshop

Listen to LearnCATMix it up Listen to what Mix it up! is all about

Learn with other children across Scotland as we:

  • investigate colour
  • look for colour
  • talk about colour
  • play with colour
  • and mix colours up!

Ask questions, share ideas, try them out and tell others what you have made and found out.

Sciences

  • ask questions
  • have a guess
  • plan
  • explore, investigate, discover
  • draw, photograph, talk and write about what you see
  • talk about your feelings, ideas and findings

Expressive arts

  • each other
  • other children across Scotland
  • teachers
  • artists
  • scientists

The first 10 schools to sign up will receive:

A mini colour investigation kit including

  • paint swatches
  • 3 ice cube trays
  • clear plastic bags and cups
  • 3 droppers
  • red, blue, yellow food colouring
  • red, blue and yellow acetate sheets
  • salt

Educators learn more about this learning experience here

LearnCAT Email the LearnCat to sign up for Mix it up

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 202013
 

Creativity challenges - Main curriculum area expressive arts, other curriculum areas social studies and sciencesExpressive artsArt workshopSciencesGarden

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Colours of the Commonwealth Listen to what the Colours of the Commonwealth learning experience is all about

Glasgow will host the Commonwealth Games in 2014. Scotland is one of the 71 nations and territories that will participate in the games. These nations and territories work together to promote peace, democracy, sustainable development, human rights and health, and to share ideas, knowledge and experience. It is hoped that learners from schools across Scotland will learn together to share creative solutions to design problems as we upcycle materials to create National flowers from the Commonwealth. These flowers will promote the Convention of the Rights of the Child and will be assembled to create a peaceful flower garden in Glasgow.  This set of colour creativity challenges will give you the opportunity to make a creative and peaceful contribution to the 2014 countdown.

learn to ...expressive artsSocial StudiesSciences

  • Identify the Nations and territories of the Commonwealth
  • Research the National flowers of the Commonwealth
  • Identify the parts of a flower
  • Respond to artists work
  • Use curiosity and imagination to solve design problems
  • Collaborate with others across Scotland

Learn with....Expressive artslearn with...sciences

  • Learners across Scotland
  • Clyde – the official mascot of the 2014 Games
  • Botanists
  • Artists
  • Education Scotland Citizenship Team
  • Project Ability

LearnCAT Email the LearnCat to sign up for Colours of the Commonwealth

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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