The Barker Institute recently hosted two Year 12 Science Extension Public Lectures, with a great variety of Year 11 and 12 students and teachers from across the State in attendance.
The first lecture on 21 October saw Dr Alison Gates speak on the history of Science in 'Five Great Moments in Science' to an appreciative audience. Dr Matthew Hill outlined the Philosophy of Science in lecture two, wrestling with how we use science to develop knowledge (epistemology) and the limitations of science; a highly engaged audience journeyed deep into the philosophical mysteries of science.
Please find accompanying notes and powerpoints from both lectures below.
Click for notes from 'Five Great Moments in Science' - Lecture One HERE
Click for PowerPoint from Lecture One HERE
Click for notes from 'Philosophy of Science' - Lecture Two HERE
Click for PowerPoint from Lecture Two HERE
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