Hive Mind is a FREE-to-access online space which is run once a term to celebrate and share the amazing ways that primary and intermediate teachers are getting hands-on science into their classrooms. Get involved in a teacher-fed online forum facilitated by Emily and Alan from Science in a Van in partnership with the Science Learning Hub – Pokapū Akoranga Pūtaiao

The Zoom sessions run on a Thursday 4:00–4:45 pm, see below for dates, theme and more.

  • Term 1: 22 February, Foaming and Fizzing. Register here.
  • Term 2: 9 May: Putting the A into STEAM: Register here.
  • Term 3: 12 September: Register here.
  • Term 4: 7 November: Register here.

The aim is to make planning for your science topic easier and more fun!

During our time together, you’ll:

  • Hear how other teachers plan to get science into their classrooms.
  • Have an opportunity to share your own plans.
  • Be able to bounce ideas, resources and activities around with other teachers.
  • See some hands-on demonstrations/experiments from Science in a Van that you’ll be able to recreate in your classroom.
  • Be equipped with basic science concepts from the Science Learning Hub team.
  • Get access to a digital collection. The Science Learning Hub will combine the ‘Hive Mind’ ideas with our website resources to create an online collection that you can copy and make your own!

See the What's the Matter? – The Material World – Science Show collection.

All this will ensure that your next science topic is fun, engaging, well planned and accessible (to you and your students).

These sessions are not recorded, but you can get an email with all the links and resources from past Hive Mind sessions here. Find out more here:

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Hive Mind PLD

Hive Mind is a free PLD webinar series focussed on celebrating and sharing primary science ideas. It is run by Science in a Van with the support of the Science Learning Hub – Pokapū Akoranga Pūtaiao.

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