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)....
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.
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.
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.
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.