In this recorded professional learning session, Dr Maurice Cheng and Greta Dromgool demonstrate a playful approach to the science capabilities.
Unpacking the science curriculum can feel a bit overwhelming. In this session learn how you can use simple activities to support your students' development of their science capabilities and their understanding of the Nature of Science – the overarching strand of the New Zealand Science curriculum.
This was a great session, inspiring and motivational.Participant
This session is valuable for both primary and lower secondary school teachers.
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I certainly learnt a lot. Can't wait to get back in the classroom!Participant
The activity Observation and the mystery box is used in the webinar.
Explore our Nature of science topic and see our previous webinars below related to the science capabilities:
- Science capabilities in action – observation: gather and interpret data
- SLH and the science capabilities – interpreting observations: 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.
Other supporting documents looking at science progressions can be found on the NMSSA website.
Carol Brieseman shared her resources on the science capabilities here.
Thank you to Dr Maurice Cheng.