Teachers, register below to join this free online professional learning and development session on Thursday 5 May 4:00–4:45 pm.
Do you want to give science a boost at your school? Already have students passionate about science who want more?
Join the New Zealand Primary Science Association and the Science Learning Hub as we share ideas, resources and inspiration for running your own primary science week.
Running a science week provides opportunities to connect with your community including scientists, develop student capabilities, grow teacher confidence and have a whole lot of fun.
In this session we will explore a possible framework for your science week, share our own experiences of what has worked well and offer loads of engaging hands-on activity ideas.
During the webinar we'll be live tweeting summarised points with the hashtags #SLH_webinar and #SLH_PLD on our Twitter feed.
Joining the webinar
Follow these simple steps to join our webinar:
- Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android by clicking on the link https://waikato.zoom.us/j/359736528 and following the instructions. You can also access Zoom on your phone, just follow the prompts.
- Find the chat box located in the toolbar at the bottom of your screen. You may need to access this by clicking on ‘More’.
- Using the chat box, introduce yourself, where you teach and, if you are in a group, how many people are there.
- 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:
- watch, listen and respond via chat to the presentation and discussion
- ask questions using the chat box at any time
- continue your learning on Slack – our online discussion forum and join the #primaryscience channel.
The Science Learning Hub team will be there to support you and answer questions.
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 teaching science and how the Hub can help or in the Slack learning reflections channel.
Nature of science
A big part of science learning is developing an understanding of the Nature of science. Have a look at our topic to find out more.
The New Zealand Association of Primary Science Educators (NZAPSE) is a branch of the New Zealand Association of Science Educators (NZASE). Their role is to celebrate science in primary schools and to enhance the teaching and learning of science at primary level.
The NZAPSE runs an annual Primary Science Week in term 2 providing an opportunity for all New Zealand schools to engage in science learning.