Nature of Science

TOD Slideshow

Effective science programmes are focussed on the Nature of Science.  Effective teachers of science challenge students, go beyond the curriculum, use storytelling and don't need strong subject knowledge (subject knowledge is almost unimportant).

5 E's Instructional Model

The use of this model makes the curriculum come alive, makes it easy to include surprise elements and tell stories and encourages students to be actively engaged and to think like scientists.

What is the Nature of Science?

Introducing the Five Science Capabilities

Sir Paul Callaghan Science Academy

From this year the academy is free to participants.  If you are interested in furthering your understanding of the Nature of Science this is a not to be missed opportunity.

Join an academy this year FOR FREE!


Planning Template - please make a copy before modifying!
Finger Marathon
Science Learning Hub Pinterest Board
Mrs Donnelly's Science Pinterest Board
Internet Resources from Sir Paul Callaghan Science Academy
Question Stems
Science News for Kids  links for science articles for kids (great for Engage with Science Capability)
Dogo News Science Articles
Physics Animations and Demonstrations
SJ Article on Observation


  1. Science News- links to science articles for kids -

  2. Dogo news science articles -

  3. Physics animations and demonstrations -