The Science Learning Hub is developed by educators and teachers in collaboration with New Zealand scientists to provide resources for teachers of students up to year 10. It is funded by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment and managed by the University of Waikato.
The Nature of Science, Investigating in Science, is woven throughout the hands-on activities in Observing Water.
Students are encouraged to use observation as they investigate water, ice, bubbles and some of water’s quirky properties. The activities encourage students to explore familiar substances and communicate their findings in age-appropriate ways.
In this student activity, from our Tōku Awa Koiora Context, students learn about the life cycle and some behaviour patterns of eels and/or whitebait and how human activity has impacted on their lives.
Students learn about obstacles these taonga face and about possible solutions (mitigation) for the problems.