Cross-curriculum on the Hub

Literacy and numeracy skills are embedded within science learning. A number of our resources and activities lend themselves to cross-curriculum studies.
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Wormface - Social Networking for Earthworms - STUDENT ACTIVITY. In this activity, students research an earthworm of their choice before completing a Wormface profile for their earthworm. This activity is designed to replicate the creation of an online social networking profile (like Facebook) and requires computer access.

Wormface - Social Networking for Earthworms - STUDENT ACTIVITY. In this activity, students research an earthworm of their choice before completing a Wormface profile for their earthworm. This activity is designed to replicate the creation of an online social networking profile (like Facebook) and requires computer access.

RESEARCH BRIEF - Reading to learn about New Zealand birds and their conservation -  Active reading is an important activity for making meaning during the process of science inquiry (Osborne, 2010). The integration of science and literacy can enhance student learning in both areas (Greenleaf et al., 2010)....

RESEARCH BRIEF - Reading to learn about New Zealand birds and their conservation - Active reading is an important activity for making meaning during the process of science inquiry (Osborne, 2010). The integration of science and literacy can enhance student learning in both areas (Greenleaf et al., 2010)....

Canterbury Earthquakes - TEACHING RESOURCE. An earthquake near Christchurch in September 2010 started a chain of events still being felt over 2 years later. It caused extensive damage to property, and aftershocks also caused injury and loss of life as well as lasting social upheaval.

Canterbury Earthquakes - TEACHING RESOURCE. An earthquake near Christchurch in September 2010 started a chain of events still being felt over 2 years later. It caused extensive damage to property, and aftershocks also caused injury and loss of life as well as lasting social upheaval.

Using Ethical Frameworks - STUDENT ACTIVITY.  In this activity, students are introduced to five commonly used ethical frameworks and provided with focus questions to help scaffold their thinking. It can be used as a paper-based alternative to the online Ethics thinking tool.

Using Ethical Frameworks - STUDENT ACTIVITY. In this activity, students are introduced to five commonly used ethical frameworks and provided with focus questions to help scaffold their thinking. It can be used as a paper-based alternative to the online Ethics thinking tool.

Kupe and Modern Voyaging - STUDENT ACTIVITY. In this activity, students read a legend of Kupe. They compare this with modern-day voyaging without navigational instruments to work out what might have happened during the Polynesian migration.

Kupe and Modern Voyaging - STUDENT ACTIVITY. In this activity, students read a legend of Kupe. They compare this with modern-day voyaging without navigational instruments to work out what might have happened during the Polynesian migration.

In this activity, students use their developing knowledge of immunology to make mind maps and to write poems and stories.

In this activity, students use their developing knowledge of immunology to make mind maps and to write poems and stories.

STUDENT ACTIVITY- Estuary metaphors -  In this activity, students discuss how a variety of everyday objects can serve as metaphors for the important characteristics and functions of estuaries.

STUDENT ACTIVITY- Estuary metaphors - In this activity, students discuss how a variety of everyday objects can serve as metaphors for the important characteristics and functions of estuaries.

Farming Development and Changing Landscape - TEACHING RESOURCE. Farming is a way of life in New Zealand. Farms cover about half of the country’s land and are important to our economy. Agriculture has shaped who we are as a nation, but it has also had a big impact on the country’s natural landscape and environment.

Farming Development and Changing Landscape - TEACHING RESOURCE. Farming is a way of life in New Zealand. Farms cover about half of the country’s land and are important to our economy. Agriculture has shaped who we are as a nation, but it has also had a big impact on the country’s natural landscape and environment.

Investigating Middens - STUDENT ACTIVITY. In this activity, students investigate what historic rubbish dumps (called middens) can reveal about people’s daily lives and the resources they used.

Investigating Middens - STUDENT ACTIVITY. In this activity, students investigate what historic rubbish dumps (called middens) can reveal about people’s daily lives and the resources they used.

Middens - TEACHING RESOURCE. In the past, people threw out their rubbish in particular sites much as we do today. These sites are called middens and are the archaeological treasure troves of how people used to live.

Middens - TEACHING RESOURCE. In the past, people threw out their rubbish in particular sites much as we do today. These sites are called middens and are the archaeological treasure troves of how people used to live.

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