This online PD session recorded on 10 June 2015 shows teachers how they might use Science Learning Hub resources to develop the five science capabilities. The Ministry of Education has identified these five science capabilities as key to helping students develop a functional level of science understanding, that is, to have citizenship capabilities.
Terrific – will look at this with younger students.Teacher
This PLD session was based on the legacy Science Learning Hub however all the resources are still available on the new-look Science Learning Hub site.
Resources from the Science Learning Hub are highlighted to demonstrate how they might help develop students’ science capabilities as part of a wider science inquiry. In particular, the session offers questions that teachers might ask students to get them thinking and responding along the lines of the following capabilities: gather and interpret data, use evidence, critique evidence, interpret representations and engage with science.
Thank you for an informative session, nice and relaxed, with discussion here at school coming from this.Teacher
See above to view the video of this professional development session (we recommend downloading the video) and also links below to download the:
- PowerPoint presentation
- index for the PowerPoint and video.
Thanks, that was very comprehensive and great to be part of.Teacher
Learn more about the capabilities and how to support them with the following webinars:
- Having fun with the science capabilities – discover simple Material World activities that develop students' science capabilities.
- Science capabilities in action – observation: gather and interpret data
- Developing an eagle eye – observation: gather and interpret data
- Making sense of what we see – interpreting observations: gather and interpret data
- Delving into data – collecting data: use evidence and critique evidence
- Making sense of data – interpreting data: use evidence and critique evidence
We've created a collection to support educators using the science capabilities. The collection includes activities suitable for ākonga in the primary years.
Read more about the science capabilities on the TKI website.