New Zealand Science Learning Hub Newsletter March 2014
New resources for lower primary
Seeds, Stems and Spores is a plant reproduction resource for New Zealand Curriculum levels 1 and 2. It explores some of the science ideas behind plant life cycles, seed dispersal and how some plants reproduce without seeds. Students learn about plant reproduction by making and using simple pollination models and through hands-on (and feet-on) investigations. Many student activities also have links to literacy learning – it’s all detailed in a handy unit plan.
Useful with older students too!
Although the Seeds, Stems and Spores resources are targeted at lower primary, they offer learning opportunities for older students too. The articles use clear text to explain the science concepts behind plant life cycles, seed dispersal, plant groups and the various ways plants reproduce. Once students are familiar with these introductory concepts, the Pollination context provides ideal follow-on resources.
Social media – linking the wider science community
Through social media we connect students and teachers with scientists, highlight upcoming events, explore the latest NZ scientific research and science education trends. If this sounds good to you, please check out our Twitter feed.
Visit our Pinterest boards for an easy, visual way to explore what the site has to offer. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know if there’s a board you’d like to see!
We hope you enjoy using the Science Learning Hub in your teaching and would love to hear from you. Your comments, ideas and feedback can be emailed to email@example.com
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The Science Learning Hub Team
- 03 March 2014
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