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    In this online PD session recorded on 30 July 2015, primary school teacher Angela Schipper describes how she used Butterflies from the Science Learning Hub in the classroom.

    In particular, Angela’s year 4 students learned to be citizen scientists while learning science concepts related to butterflies and moths in New Zealand.

    Thanks, this was very informative.

    Teacher

    This PLD session was based on the legacy Science Learning Hub however all the resources are still available on the new-look Science Learning Hub site. 

    Her students not only developed science skills and capabilities as they participated in citizen science but demonstrated long-term science learning and attitudes relating to the sustainability of the environment.

    See above to view the video of this professional development session and the link below to download the PowerPoint presentation.

    The Hub has two unit plans based on Angela's work: Butterflies - lower primary and Butterflies - upper primary.

    Topic

    PowerPoint slide number(s)

    Video timecode

    NZC and citizen science

    2–3

    00:40

    Butterflies science story – landing page

    4

    01:20

    A butterfly story in the classroom with Angela – year 4

    (lesson development)

    5–13

    01:38

    Monarch Butterfly New Zealand Trust

    14

    13:41

    Personal reflections about taking classroom science into the community

    15

    14:40

    Science citizenship, the students and long-term learning

    16–19

    14:58

    SLH resources that supported this learning

    20–27

    20:57

    What happened following the science learning

    28–32

    27:17

    Order promo material, SLH links, thanks

    33–34

    28:57

    Nature of science

    Becoming citizen scientists helps students develop all aspects of the Nature of Science as identified in the New Zealand Curriculum – understanding about science, investigating in science, communicating in science and participating and contributing. Angela’s students also developed the science capability ‘Engage with science’ by contributing to a real-world science project.

    Useful links

    Find out more about the Monarch Butterfly New Zealand Trust (MBNZT).

    Check out the large collection of citizen science resources that we have curated in this Pinterest board and this Pond collection.

      Published 12 August 2015 Referencing Hub articles