Books and Science - literature for school

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a woman in glasses is looking at a dinosaur skeleton
Book list: dinosaurs, fossils and the people who found them - GECKO PRESS
the road to the future by viv walker and illustrated by john wyborn
The Road To The Future : An Electric Pioneer and his Magnificent Battery Cars, ISBN: 9780473553906 - available from Nationwide Book Distributors Ltd NZ.
In 1898 cars arrived in NZ. It's twenty years later in Christchurch, and another revolutionary vehicle quietly makes its entrance ... meet New Zealand's first electric truck! Delivery man Mr O'Hare bets a hot pie that his petrol­engine truck can beat Mr Harris's electric vehicle. Who will win the race? The Road to the future is based on the true story of New Zealander Ambrose Reeves Harris, who more than a hundred years ago, imported the country's largest fleet of electric vehicles.
an illustrated book cover for can i build another me? with cartoon characters on it
Can I Build Another Me?
an image of a woman smiling with the caption, nicola day says children can handle complex - even confronting books
Nicola Daly says children can handle complex - even confronting - books – RNZ PODCAST
Can young readers deal with complex themes, issues and feelings? The judges for the 2021 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults say yes, and writers are crediting their readers with what they call "emotional intelligence". So what makes a great - and challenging - book for children and young people? One of the judges this year is an expert in the field, Associate Professor Nicola Daly from the University of Waikato.
dr seuss the lorax book
The environmental lessons to be learnt from Dr Seuss - MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC UK
an image of a website page with the title things in the sea are touching me
Things in the sea are touching me! By Linda Jane Keegan – SCHOLASTIC TEACHING NOTES
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Connected – promoting STEM literacy – SLH TEACHER PLD
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New Zealand Pacific Picture Book Collection – WEBSITE
The New Zealand Pacific Picture Book Collection is a collection of 36 picture books nominated by nine librarians based in NZ with specific responsibility for providing library services for Pasifika communities in NZ. It was created in order to make the limited number of books representing Pasifika stories and knowledge easily accessible to classroom teachers, and to provide suggestions for classroom activities linked to the NZ curriculum in order to integrate this knowledge into NZ classrooms.
the new zealand picture book collection
New Zealand Picture Book Collection - WEBSITE
The purpose of the New Zealand Picture Book Collection, He Kohinga Pukapuka Pikitia o Aotearoa, is to provide a set of quality New Zealand English picture books reflecting diversity in New Zealand society which can be used in New Zealand classrooms with specially designed, curriculum-linked classroom activities.
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Teaching science through stories - primary
Children’s stories provide a great context for learning science. Explore our resource packages based around popular children’s books and discover the science hidden in a book. Resources include book summaries, hints and tips for teaching the science and further stories on a similar theme.
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Childrens’ science picture books
the cover of koro's medicine by melanne drewey illustrated by barbara malcolm
Koro's Medicine - by Melanie Drewery BOOK
Koro seems to have an unappetising remedy for everything, from blisters to blocked noses. But could his enthusiasm for Māori rongoā (medicine) turn out to be contagious? Includes brief factual information on Māori herbal remedies. Suggested level: junior, primary.
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Your Child's Brain on Books by Elaine Reese and Elizabeth Franz | Gecko Press
Have you ever wondered what’s going on inside your child’s brain as you’re reading to them? For the first time, scientists are now able to see the way stories grow children’s brains. Their research shows that while sharing picture books seems straightforward, it’s engaging your child’s brain in deep ways. First, for your child to see the colours and patterns on the page, their primary visual cortex is activated. But to understand that these shapes represent objects and people in the real ...
the striped invader by phil lerster is featured on this page with information about it
The Striped Invader — SCHOOL JOURNAL
Series: School Journal Level 2 May 2019 Curriculum level: 2 Reading year level: 4 by Phil Lester The life cycle of the wasp.
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Why is the Wasp a Pest? — SCHOOL JOURNAL
Series: School Journal Level 2 May 2019 Curriculum level: 2 Reading year level: 4 Category: Non-fiction by Phil Lester If you’ve ever stood on a wasp, you’ll know they have a very painful sting. But bees can sting, too, and we don’t think of bees as a problem. So why do most people think of the wasp as a pest?