Primary Science Week 2014

Primary Science Week 2014

Shadow Stick National Investigation 2014

shadow-stick 1

 

1.National Investigation!

Our Hypothesis-

Shadows at Midday will be longer the farther south you are. WHY?  

Where ever you are in New Zealand! (or the World)

On May 21, 22, 23, 2014 if sunny

  1. Place a pole in the ground, straight up and down.
  2. The length of the pole should be 1 meter from the ground to the top of the pole
  3. At noon, 12 p.m. (use a cell-phone to synchronize the time) measure the shadow and record the length.
  4. Complete Google Doc to enter data nationally (form below)
  5. Results will be collated, graphed, and returned to you
  6. Thanks

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/18PzvNhfEWJ3g_IIjgXmt6WKibyYsdxECyTRnMC0tuSY/viewform

On-Line Astronomy Activities

Out of this World Online Resources

Supporting 2014 Primary Science Week

Science Learning Hub

http://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/

Context – Space Revealed

http://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/Contexts/Space-Revealed

Context – Satellites

http://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/Contexts/Satellites

Context – Rockets

http://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/Contexts/Rockets

Te Papa

Matariki Resource

http://www.tepapa.govt.nz/Education/OnlineResources/Matariki/Pages/MatarikiTeacherResource.aspx

Night Sky: http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/night-sky

Astronomy –First astronomers http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/astronomy-overview

Maramataka – the lunar calendar http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/maramataka-the-lunar-calendar

Southern skies

Earth’s near neighbours

Southern stars

Seasonal stars

Galaxies

First astronomers (Maori and James Cook)

Lunar months

Nights of the month

Planting and fishing

http://www.stellarium.org/

Stellarium is a free open source planetarium for your computer. It shows a realistic sky in 3D, just like what you see with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope.

TKI

Watch this Space

http://scienceonline.tki.org.nz/Introducing-five-science-capabilities/Gather-interpret-data/Watch-This-Space

The Night Sky

http://scienceonline.tki.org.nz/Introducing-five-science-capabilities/Use-evidence/The-night-sky

The Origin of the Moon

http://scienceonline.tki.org.nz/Introducing-five-science-capabilities/Use-evidence/The-origin-of-the-Moon

Hamilton Astronomical Society

http://www.has.org.nz/

Hamilton Zoo

Sleepovers

http://hamiltonzoo.co.nz/education/sleepovers/

Scale of the Universe

http://htwins.net/scale2/

Scale of the Solar System

http://joshworth.com/dev/pixelspace/pixelspace_solarsystem.html

TEDEd

http://ed.ted.com/featured/XA7WNT0o

Phases of the Moon & many, many more.

NASA

http://www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/#.UyPaDFGSx28

Phases of the Moon Demonstration

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0Bwv06u5pLvY6bXJmTF9FUkxpa2c/edit