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  • In this online PD session recorded on 17 March 2016, Barb Ryan from the Science Learning Hub, explores resources suitable for children working at Levels 1 and 2. We look at resources from our resources on: Seeds, stems and spores, Observing water, On shaky ground (Earthquakes) and Soil. Some of the resources may be suitable for even younger (ECE) children.

    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.

    Very helpful, thanks so much - teaching science seems a little less daunting with these resources ;-)


    See above to view the video of this professional development session (we recommend downloading the video) and also links below to download the:

    • PowerPoint presentation
    • index for the PowerPoint and video

    Nature of science

    Students are given opportunities to ask questions, find evidence, explore simple models, and carry out appropriate investigations to develop simple explanations. These opportunities engender much scientific discussion and sharing of ideas – helping to build scientific language and develop understandings.

    Super thanks Barbara! Will definitely utilise this in my new entrants class.


    Activity ideas

    Go for a woolly sock walk to find seeds in the long grass!

    Read Sam and Dave dig a hole and then dig a hole! Check out the soil. Observe it like a scientist. What does it tell us?

    Related PLD

    For more PLD to support teaching junior science, check out the webinars Chemistry in the primary classroom, Chemistry made simple – atoms, Chemistry made simple – properties of matter and Kitchen science.
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