Using Video Cameras: Years 4–8
Students watch a documentary video made by a museum scientist and then try their hand at creating their own in the gallery, combining Science with English.
The Literacy sub-strand Interacting with others is the main link to the English curriculum, while the Science link is to Science Understandings.
For this program students will need to be in groups of four, with at least one adult supervisor for every two groups.A couple of groups of three may be necesssary to even out numbers, but no more than eight groups can be accommodated.
Some experience with hand-held video cameras would be an advantage, but not essential. (The program uses Flip Cameras.) Students will have a half hour to explore the gallery before an Education Officer introduces the video program. The program itself will take a further hour. Raw video footage will be collected for editing and compiling back at school
View an example of a scientist's video is below: