Learning objects Science reporter: virologist and electronics engineer [no spoken instructions]

TLF ID L639

Explore the biographical profile of 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 photos and interview responses to build a feature article for a newspaper. This learning object is a combination of two objects in a series of seven 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 identify the research area, workplace and leisure activity of an everyday scientist, using information presented in a range of media types.
Educational value
  • Illustrates how scientists live and work.
  • Provides biographical information about scientists at work, their professional activities and personal interests.
  • Includes interview transcripts, sound clips, photos and videos.
  • Demonstrates real-world applications of science.
  • Includes an option to print an article compiled by the student.
Year level

7; 8; 9; 10

Learning area
  • science
Strand
  • Science/Working scientifically
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;
  • Experiment;
  • Analysis;
  • Modelling
Learning design
  • Experiential learning;
  • Independent learning;
  • Problem solving;
  • Visual learning

Other details

Contributors
  • Technical implementer
  • Publisher
  • Date of contribution: 09 Oct 2013
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia
  • Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
  • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
Access profile
  • 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 64kbps connection due to the use of rich media content. Load time on some screens may exceed 10 seconds on a dedicated 64kbps connection due to the use of rich media content.
Rights
  • © Education Services Australia Ltd, 2013, except where indicated under Acknowledgements.