Question Everything: Scientific Thinking in Real Life

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10 месяцев
О курсе

Have you ever wondered how you can apply math and science skills to real life? Do you wish you could go beyond what you've learned in the classroom? This science course will advance your knowledge as we unpack some important scientific thinking skills using real-world examples. By completing this course, you will be better prepared to continue studying math and science at the high school level and beyond.

In this course, a collaboration between The University of Queensland and Brisbane Grammar School, we will cover key scientific concepts related to:


  • Measurement
  • Estimation
  • The validity of evidence
  • The difference between logic and opinion
  • Misconceptions
  • Modeling
  • Prediction
  • Extrapolation

Each concept will be explored through real world examples and problems that will help you visualize how math and science work in your life.

This course is ideal for high school students looking to challenge themselves and further develop an interest in math and science. It is also applicable to high school science teachers looking for additional materials for teaching.

Программа
Question Everything: Scientific Thinking in Real Life
Learn how to use math and science to solve everyday problems.
Что Вы изучите?
  • When and how to ask important scientific questions
  • To apply scientific thinking to real world scenarios
  • To develop the essential skills for studying math and science at the high school level and beyond
Лекторы
Noël Chan
Noël Chan
Noël Chan is currently the Head of Physics at Brisbane Grammar School. She graduated from the Queensland University of Technology Deans’ Scholars Program with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Hons) in Physics and from The University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Education. She has been a teacher of Physics for 11 years. During this time, she has worked as a district panel member for the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority and as a team leader to the Australian Team participating in the International Young Physicists Tournament. Noël has an interest in how technology can be applied to the learning of physics and in how science can be promoted to younger students to increase their interest.
Scott Jones
Scott Jones
Scott Jones is a teacher of Physics and Chemistry at Brisbane Grammar School. He graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Science (Advanced) (Honours) and a Masters of Teaching. Scott has worked as a research scientist in the fields of Astrophysics, Supramolecular Chemistry, Drug Targeting and Smart Materials. Scott is interested in promoting critical thinking in young people and helping them turn their thinking skills towards real problems in society.
Derek McDowall
Derek McDowall
Derek McDowall has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biological Science from Edinburgh University and a masters' degree in Educational Technology from University of Southern Queensland. After teaching in Republic of Seychelles and Papua New Guinea, he commenced teaching in Australia in 1989 and at Brisbane Grammar School in 1996. As the former Head of e-Learning at Brisbane Grammar School and with 34 years’ experience teaching science in the classroom, he is currently focusing his energies on online and blended learning.
Anthony Mewing
Anthony Mewing
Anthony Mewing has over three decades of teaching in Maths and Physics and science primarily in boys education after completing a Maths/Physics degree at The University of Queensland. He is currently Head of Mathematics at Brisbane Grammar. Completion of a Master’s Degree at Curtin University in Mathematics and Technology, has resulted in a particular interest in using technologies to advance the learning process. Melding traditional science and mathematics concepts with emerging resources and technologies is a challenge he confronts each day with his students.
Brisbane Grammar School
Brisbane Grammar School
Query101x has been developed by teachers from Brisbane Grammar School in partnership with The University of Queensland. BGS is an independent boy's school for Years 5 - 12 located in Brisbane, Australia. Consistently 90% of graduating BGS students go on to complete formal post-secondary education. For nearly 150 years, BGS has been preparing students for life-long learning. In the past 20 years, 10 BGS students have represented Australia in The International Physics Olympiad.
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