Learning objects Meet a scientist: virologist and electronics engineer [no spoken instructions]

TLF ID L635

Explore information about two scientists: a virologist and an electronics engineer. Learn about their life and work. Find out why they enjoy their area of research. Then choose statements that match their biographical profile. This learning object is a combination of two objects in a series of nine objects.



Educational details

Key learning objectives
  • Students explore biographical information about everyday scientists, including their professional activities and personal interests.
  • Students explore the diversity of scientific activities.
  • Students compile a biographical summary about an everyday scientist, using information presented in a range of media types.
Educational value
  • Illustrates how scientists live and work.
  • Provides biographical information about a scientist, their professional activities and personal interests.
  • Includes interview transcripts, sound clips, photos and videos.
  • Demonstrates real-world applications of science.
Year level

9; 10

Learning area
  • science
Strand
  • Science/Science as a human endeavour
    Concept
    • Science/Philosophy
    • Science/Scientific endeavour
    • Science/Scientists
    • Science/Values
    • Science/Culture
    • Science/Ethics
    • Science/Everyday life
    • Science/Experiments
    Skill
    • Analysis;
    • Application;
    • Comprehension;
    • Knowledge
    Student activity
    • Interactives;
    • Analysis;
    • Modelling
    Learning design
    • Experiential learning;
    • Independent learning;
    • Problem solving;
    • Visual learning

    Other details

    Contributors
    • Technical implementer
    • Publisher
    • Date of contribution: 20 Sep 2013
    • Organisation: Education Services Australia
    • Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
    • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au
    Access profile
    • Colour independence
    • Hearing independence
    Learning resource type
    • Interactive Resource
    Browsers
    • Microsoft Internet Explorer - minimum version: 8.0 (MS-Windows) - maximum version: 9.0 (MS-Windows)
    • Firefox - minimum version: (MS-Windows)
    • Safari - minimum version: 5.1 (MacOS)
    Operating systems
    • MacOS - minimum version: 10.6
    • MS-Windows - minimum version: XP - maximum version: 7
    Platform requirements
    • Initial load time may exceed 10 seconds on a dedicated 64 kbps connection due to the use of rich media content. Load time on some screens may exceed 10 seconds on a dedicated 64 kbps connection due to the use of rich media content.
    Rights
    • © Education Services Australia Ltd, 2013, except where indicated under Acknowledgements.