Join Dr Maurice Cheng and Greta Dromgool as we demonstrate a playful approach to the science capabilities.

Note the new date for this event – 16 September.

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.

We will role-play what progress in the science capabilities could look like and give you examples for each of the different activities. Please have something ready to draw on and with so you can join in the fun.

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 #science_capabilities 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 the science capabilities in the #science_capabilities channel 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

Explore our Nature of science topic and see our previous webinars below related to the science capabilities:

Useful link

Find resources from the National Monitoring Study of Student Achievement website to support your understanding of science progressions here.

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