While visits to the Cape Town Science Centre (CTSC) have been 'paused', the CTSC has launched an array of free online offerings for learners across South Africa. The most recent addition is the Matric Masterclasses, which launched on 4 July 2020, and will be held every Saturday at 10am. This is a collaborate initiative by the Western Cape Education Department and Astron Energy, the corporate sponsor.
“As education at this time is a serious challenge, the CTSC has worked closely with the Education Department’s curriculum advisors to ensure the relevant material and required standards are met,” says Julie Cleverdon, the Director of the Cape Town Science Centre.
The Physical Science Grade 12 learner programme provides free resources, which are highly visual and easily comprehensible. It is backed up by additional free attendance to a series of interactive online workshops, where learners can further firm up their knowledge and ask questions. Additional programmes also include the Zoom Science Online lessons across the grades; quizzes; maths challenges; coding clubs and do-at-home hands-on science activities.
MJ Schwartz, the Centre’s Head of Education adds, “Now more than ever, the mainstay of our Matric learners’ preparation will be reviewing past Matric exam papers and we believe we have a unique approach. We are not simply revising past papers with learners, we are clarifying content, equipping learners with strategies to answer questions and then offering the opportunity of live online sessions where they can ask questions and consolidate their revision.”
For further details, visit the Cape Town Science Centre’s website: www.ctsc.org.za