In this recorded online workshop, we share kaiako Cathy Upton’s reflections of how she has grown and celebrated science at Country Kids Kindergarten. Hear how she has overcome challenges and discovered the benefits of having a strong science presence at her centre. Participant voice is also included so you can hear ideas from teachers across Aotearoa.
This session links to all of the strands of Te Whāriki as well as to the Science Learning area and key competencies of the New Zealand curriculum.
This session is valuable for both early childhood and primary school teachers.
Thank you so much ....lots to investigateTeacher
You can download the video and slideshow presentation.
We encourage you to join our discussion about Early years science education in #early_years_science, register in our online forum on Slack. In this forum we share and discuss ideas and share resources.
Thank you, the information was really helpfulTeacher
You might be interested in Learning science from home – ECE – this article shares activities to engage young children.
Our Early years resources collection has curated resources that have either been written specifically for younger children or are resources that can be easily adapted. Find out how to make the most out of this collection in our Creating collections article.
See our recorded webinar What does the Hub look like in the classroom? – showcasing how to use the Hub when planning for primary classes.
The Education Review Office has put out a series of reports on science education. Go here to read about science in the early years.
Darwin & Newts is an animated adventure show for tamariki aged 3–7. Made with the help of specialist educators, it explores basic science and engineering principles. It has a free companion app available in reo Māori or English.
Thank you to Cathy Upton, Country Kids Kindergarten and the participants for permission to share their ideas.