Department of Education Science Week 2022-Mysterious Glass

Learning Focus
Quality Teaching
Start Date

Available anytime

Enrolments open 15 August 2022

Program Description

This CANVAS program offers teachers the resources to plan hands on experiments for the school theme ‘Glass: More than meets the eye’ for National Science Week in 2022.

The CANVAS Course will provide for teachers:

Teacher Notes- Information for teachers to develop a deep understanding about the big ideas of the chemistry of glass.

Unit Plan- The inquiry-based unit plan outlines for each year level:

  • the parts of the achievement standards addressed
  • the big ideas and key understanding addressed
  • guiding questions to support the planning, teaching and learning of the unit
  • learning intentions and success criteria
  • the general capabilities and cross curriculum priorities addressed
  • the learning experiences and assessment opportunities.

Teaching Resources- Activities based on the Australian Curriculum, covering chemical science content, safety and effective inquiry based instructional practices. The resources include activities for students to:

  • understand the properties of glass
  • investigating glass as a part of our sustainable future
  • conduct and analyse hands on glass experiments
  • Padlet for students to ask questions, answered by experts.

View the 2022-Science-Week-Flyer.

Program Outcomes

By engaging in this professional learning participants will:

  • gain deep knowledge of the attributes of a Science quality task
  • understand the chemical science strand of the P-6 Australian Curriculum: Science
  • plan interdisciplinary learning experiences that align across the three science strands focused on the essential knowledge, understandings, and skills in Science
  • plan assessment practice using achievement standard and rubrics to monitor and improve student outcomes.
Australian Professional Standards


Standard 1 – Know students and how they learn

Standard 2 – Know content and how to teach it

Standard 3 – Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning



Leading teaching and learning


Enrolment Information

To access the resources, self enrol in this Canvas Course