The 2021 Primary Science Week is all about recognising the amazing mahi kairangahau Māori (researchers) are doing in the field of mātauranga pūtaiao and science.  

Join us to hear achievable, practical ideas from primary teachers classroom experiences and discover resources to support the growth of mātauranga pūtaiao in your science programme. 

Take this opportunity to learn about a Māori scientist working either in your rohe or in an area of science your  class is passionate about. Carry out your practical work related to one of these scientists to explore the nature of science and support students to learn about and practise scientific techniques like observation.

This session will be valuable for both primary and lower secondary school teachers.

Register here

Joining the webinar

Follow these simple steps to join our webinar:

  1. Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android by clicking on the link and following the instructions. You can also access Zoom on your phone, just follow the prompts. 
  2. Find the chat box located in the toolbar at the bottom of your screen. You may need to access this by clicking on ‘More’.
  3. Using the chat box, introduce yourself, where you teach and, if you are in a group, how many people are there.
  4. Set up your screen for optimal viewing. If you’re using a mobile device, you may wish to view in landscape. We recommend selecting a thumbnail view of the presenters – this way you can easily see what is being shared on the screen.

Then you can:

  1. watch, listen and respond via chat to the presentation and discussion
  2. ask questions using the chat box at any time
  3. continue your learning on Slack – our online discussion forum and join #mātauranga-māori channel.

The Science Learning Hub team will be there to support you and answer questions.

PLD certification

We currently offer recognition of teachers’ involvement in our online PLD. 

To qualify for a professional learning and development certificate, teachers must:

  • register for and watch the live webinar or let us know they have viewed the recorded version once it is published on the website
  • register in Slack and participate in our discussions about our mātauranga pūtaiao and Māori scientists or in the Slack learning reflections channel.

If you need any help accessing our Slack forum, please see our help info or email us.

Related content

Discover more in the recorded PLD webinars Matauranga Māori, Mātauranga and the Living World and Te Repo – wetlands as a context for learning.

Collection of related content

The Science Learning Hub team has curated a collection of resources related to opportunities for using te reo Māori. Login to make this collection part of your private collection, just click on the copy icon. You can then add additional content, notes and make other changes. Registering an account for the Science Learning Hubs is easy and free – sign up with your email address or Google account. Look for the Sign in button at the top of each page.

Useful link

Primary Science Week is run by the New Zealand Association of Primary Science Educators. Check out their website and consider joining the association. 


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