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The teacher sought the input of her students In determining the focus for a short program of work that would be additional to the core curriculum. In a previous class the teacher introduced the chosen topic of the lifecycle of a star through a series of physical activities. In this class she reviews and consolidates the learning from the previous class and works through a series of scaffolded activities. The students consolidate new scientific terms and definitions, apply the new terms and explore the stages of the lifecycles of different types of stars.
Northcote High School is a large co-educational school in the inner north of Melbourne. In 1996 the school became a Science and Technology Centre. The sustained focus on science ensures that students have access to a broad range of opportunities within and outside of the classroom, including through inquiry based projects, community projects that draw in expert practitioners, and partnerships with universities. 
  • What strategies do you use to understand and incorporate the interests of your students in learning programs?
  • What methods do you use to assess students' prior learning?
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Offline package - Lifecycle of a star