Author Archives: Marcel Bruyn

About Marcel Bruyn

I am a Senior Project Officer in the Strategic Learning section of the Queensland Museum, seconded fron DET. I joined the team in January 2012. My teaching experience is predominantly Science and Mathematics in secondary schools in ACT, Brisbane and remote NT. I have a science background with a degree in Zoology & Botany. I have a particular interest in the use of serious games in the classroom—as constructivist tools that engage students and encourage a plethora of thinking skills and processes. I am also keen to explore opportunities for using mobile technology (think smart phones and augmented reality) in the classroom and museum. B.Sc. (Hons); Grad.Dip.Ed.; Grad.Cert.Ed.

New Resources to Support Sustainability Education

Sustainability is a cross-curriculum priority of the Australian Curriculum. Sustainability addresses the ongoing capacity of Earth to maintain all life. The AC website states that: “Education for sustainability develops the knowledge, skills, values and world views necessary for people to … Continue reading

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Does size matter? Misidentification of, and assumptions about, the world’s largest lizard

Humans are fascinated by extremes; just consider the popularity of the Guinness Book of Records. It’s also reflected by our fascination with huge dinosaurs; think Tyrannosaurus rex and Brachiosaurus. So it is not surprising that claims that ‘giant predatory lizards … Continue reading

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Symphony of Science

In a previous post I highlighted the use of quotes to inspire students. Well the videos I have recently come across have inspiration in spades, they will knock your socks off and leave your students with a sense of awe. … Continue reading

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Transit of Venus Coming Soon (6th June 2012)

Do you want to engage your students in a spectacular event that they will never again see in their lifetime? If so , then get planning for the transit of Venus. Australia is ideally located for viewing this event, since the … Continue reading

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Science Quotes in the Classroom and an Introduction

“We should not teach children the sciences but give them a taste for them.” That quotation is attributed to the philosopher Jean Jacques Rosseau. But why stop at giving students a taste—can we get them drooling over science? Well, at … Continue reading

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