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Science Award Trust
The Science Awards schemes are designed to promote students’ interest and participation in a series of science activities. There are different activities designed for students from Years 3 to 10, including the much used and enjoyed Science Badges.
Activities can be found at http://sciencebadges.co.nz/
Science Postcards Project
Science Postcards provide engaging science contexts for children. Each postcard uses a childrens’ fiction text as a framework and context for the science activity. The science activtiy has been developed to support the teaching of the Nature of Science stand of the NZC (2007). Each Science Postcard has supporting teacher notes, a science activity and further ideas and resources.
Science Postcards are FREE and can be found at www.sciencepostcards.com.
Science Learning Hub
The Contexts page is the best place to start, to see some of the topics covered. Choose a context and explore the sidebars, related content and connections to see just how interrelated and extensive the content of this amazing resource is. Also take the time to explore the thinking tools and science stories. Sign up with MySci to receive email updates about the site.
Royal Society of New Zealand and HeadsUp
A newsletter written by Jessie McKenzie of the Royal Society, for teachers of Science, Technology and Mathematics, with links to ideas, activities and information for all ages. To sign up for HeadsUp, go here, fill in the form, and tick the “Science teacher announcements, including Heads Up newsletter (scienceteacher-announce)” box.
Lesson plans, videos and interactive activities about earthquakes, fossils, ice and snow, volcanoes and the ocean floor. Well worth checking out!
Provides curriculum linked National Education events for students in Y5-13 in addition to Professional Development workshops and seminars for teachers of these students.
The Royal Society of New Zealand’s Science Award scheme designed to encourage years 6–13 students to be innovative, creative, and to problem solve in science, technology and environmental studies.
LEARNZ virtual field trips
Free video field trips for a range of topics that can be accessed in realtime or explored and used after the field trip is completed.
Succeeding with Science
The teacher’s page has a range of excellent resources that can be downloaded.
TKI – Te Kete Ipurangi
Science curriculum – has an outline of the goals of the science curriculum and a few resources and digital stories about science in New Zealand schools.
Science community –
Te Pataka Matihiko Digistore – free digital materials.
Does require a login but can be accessed using e-asttle login, or a school login can be obtained through an application process.
Connected Teacher Support Resources – linked to the Connected Journal series.
Primary Science Teacher Fellowships:
Twice yearly scholarships for Primary teachers to experience the Nature of Science, develop curriculum understanding and leadership skills. Further information here.