Creative Teaching Workshop

Price

Admission Rate Price
Non-Petrosains Members RM 90 /person
Petrosains Members RM 80 /person

Contact

For more details on the program, please contact Ms Juslyn at +603-2331 9276.

All Workshop Dates

30 April 2016 (CLOSED)

Closing Date: 25 April 2016


Primary Science

  1. PHASES OF THE MOON 
    The moon is the brightest object in night sky but it does not emit light. The activity here uses models to help children experience this themselves and therefore understand and able to visualize that the Moon appears bright at night because it reflects light from the Sun to the Earth and Moon looks like changing shapes during certain time in a month because it has phases.
  2. RUBBER BAND CART
    Learning energy conversion can be dreary and rote without an activity if it is taught merely through chalk and talk. To make it more interactive, a hand-made plaything can help students visualize the concept. Teachers will be guided on conducting this activity with their own students. Highly recommended for teachers seeking an economically affordable approach to teach students on the energy topic.
  3. SIMPLE MACHINE HANDS ON
    Technology helps extend our abilities. In this hands-on activity, students get a chance to make a device based on simple machine concept and get amazed at how technologies have helped human make their lives easier.
  4. THE BODY BOX
    Students make a box about the human body that introduces them to a number of systems and organs in the body. Making the Body Box allow students to investigate the human body’s structure and functions.

7 May 2016 (CLOSED)

Primary Mathematics

  1. MONEY SENSE
    Knowledge about money can teach a child responsibility and sense of logic. Money is usually used as a medium in a buying and selling business. The real context of number, one of those, lies in the activity involving money. A game on money operations will develop the ability for accuracy and logical processing in children.
  2. THREE FRIENDS
    Growing children form the understanding of quantity or amount from their interaction with surroundings and thus a chance for forming misunderstanding. Hence, children should first understand the idea of fractions of a whole number which can interchange with percentages soon as they grab the idea of partiality. The idea of decimals also involve to enhance the learning principle.
  3. FRACTION HOPSCOTCH
    Everybody loves jumping around especially children. If the teacher can match their students’ energy level with exciting activities, they would want to learn just anything. How about a hopscotch for learning fraction? Children will have a hard time refraining themselves from these exciting moves! A game to go, and a lesson on fraction to remember.
  4. BINGO
    Be the first groups to get Bingo and learn multiplication and division in a fun way. Students will be able to multiply two-digit numbers with and without regrouping. It also involves the division of 3-digit numbers by 1-digit numbers without remainder.

30 July 2016 (CLOSED)

Closing Date: 25 July 2016


Biology

  1. GENETICS INHERITANCE
    A classroom hands-on to introduce basic genetics terminologies. Participants will be able to apply their lesson on basic trait determination in genetics inheritance as per Mendel’s Law I and II. A suitable teaching introduction material for the inheritance topic.
  2. GENES AND CHROMOSOME
    Participants get to do an activity together to construct a DNA model and learn on the construction of chromosomes. This activity can be expanded for teaching character inheritance topic for students to understand the blood-related deceases. The hands-on and storytelling approach used can help students visualize the concepts and remember the processes more pleasantly.
  3. THE COW’S EYE DISSECTION
    The cow’s eye dissection is a hands-on, discovery based activity that will allow participants to explore and learn the anatomy of the eye and the functions of each component of the eye. This demonstration will take approximately 30 minutes. To enhance the participants’ experience, we will be using a visualizer to magnify and project the dissection process onto a white screen coupled with diagrams of a cow’s eye and a human’s eye.
  4. GETTING NERVOUS
    This activity helps partcipants learn about the important parts that make up the nervous system. The best way to learn the nervous system is to get students to make their own brain model and neuron . The model is helpful as a reference for classroom teaching and self-learning.

13 August 2016 (CLOSED)

Closing Date: 8 August 2016


Chemistry

  1. STOICHIOMETRY
    Chemistry is all about reaction and the fundamental of reaction lesson is understanding its balancing. What involves in a reaction and how much it involves give scientists work to do to determine the product. This activity approaches the concept of mole and all the related terminologies through fun activities
  2. FUN WITH PERIODIC TABLE
    Remembering the elements in Periodical Table is not easy and not exciting for some people. However, some people might have a unique way to do it. To understand the Periodical Table, we need to know the arrangement and classification of the elements. It is much easier if we could relate the elements with everyday materials for better understanding. This activity was adopted from the Checkers boardgame. Hands-on and fun learning was incorporated so that it could be used as a teaching tool in the classroom
  3. BLOCK CHEMISTRY 
    Have you ever been asked by your parents to buy household items in which the shopping list is written in chemical formulas such as Sodium Chloride, Calcium Carbonate etc.? Chemical formula is the first step in understanding the language of chemistry. The chemical formula is much easier learnt by using the puzzle concept. Explore how to form chemical compounds using puzzles.
  4. ACID AND BASE
    What makes a compound acidic or basic? We will learn about the different definitions for acids and bases, and how we measure acidic or basic a substance is. We also take you to the products ranging from soft drinks to soap through hands-on and games.

3 September 2016 (CLOSED)

Closing Date: 29 August 2016


Physics

  1. DOUGH CREATURE
    Some materials are electric conductors while some others insulate. Dough Creature is a hands-on activity that blends art with science of electricity. Teachers can then expand the content according to their teaching needs to give more focus on resistivity, ways of connection, and even capacitors and switches.
  2. FORMULA DISSECTION
    This activity helps develop the understanding in Physics starting with to work out a formula. Students will be able to identify and control variables to work a formula out of a situation.
  3. SIMPLE WEIGHING SCALE
    Hooke’s Law is well taught in schools and there is even experiments in the school laboratory regarding the topic. The uniqueness of this activity is it does not only discuss the law theoretically, but also involve students from forming the coil of a weighing scale itself – so that sudents will see by themselves whatever they do to the coil contribute to its constant value.
  4. SIMPLE SCREW GAUGE
    In the school laboratory, Physics students learn about a measuring tool Micrometer Screw Gauge. Here in this activity, teachers can take the advantage of slowed down time to get their students appreciate more about the tool by making one using easily available materials. The hand-made measuring tool applies several main features of the real one.

8 October 2016 (CLOSED)

Closing Date: 3 October 2016


Maths Secondary

  1. ACHIEVING UNIVERSAL SET
    To give students an early idea about sets and the simple application of sets through a basic set concepts game whereby Form 4 students should be able to understand the terms elements of, sets intersection, sets union, and universal set
  2. QUADRATIC MILL
    As an introduction to Form 4 students on quadratic concepts whereby they should be able to identify quadratic expressions, solve simple quadratic equations using factorization, and match the appropriate graphs to the quadratic equations given.
  3. DIGIT BASE GAME
    A game-based activity for enforcement and to train on student competency in applying the concepts of significant figure and standard form. Form 4 students should be able to state a number in the significant figure and standard form required.
  4. PROBABILITY GAME
    For Form 4 students to understand that the chances of an event to happen can be measured using the ideas and theories of probability.

22 October 2016 (CLOSED)

Closing Date: 17 October 2016


Pedagogy

  • COMPARING APPROACHES TO HANDS ON SCIENCE
  • PROCESS SKILLSThe experiences in this workshops focus on hands-on approaches and scientific practices related to inquiry learning.- Discover that different approaches to hands-on teaching support different goals for learning.- Identify the tools—the scientific practices—needed to carry out inquiry, which include asking questions, planning and carrying out investigations, analyzing and interpreting data, and arguing from evidence.

5 November 2016 (CLOSED)

Closing Date: 30 October 2016


Pedagogy

  • COMPARING APPROACHES TO HANDS ON SCIENCE
  • PROCESS SKILLSThe experiences in this workshops focus on hands-on approaches and scientific practices related to inquiry learning.- Discover that different approaches to hands-on teaching support different goals for learning.- Identify the tools—the scientific practices—needed to carry out inquiry, which include asking questions, planning and carrying out investigations, analyzing and interpreting data, and arguing from evidence.