In this online PD session recorded on 5 November 2015, primary school teacher Angela Schipper describes how she adapted earthquake resources originally designed for secondary students to use with a year 4 class.
Angela taught these resources in her classroom and then developed them further to share on the Science Learning Hub – see our on On shaky ground resources.
We also have an interactive planning pathway – a gateway to collections of articles, multimedia, student activities and stories of New Zealand’s science and engineering sectors. By using a combination of these resources, teachers can combine and build on conceptual understandings, capabilities development and assessment opportunities into relevant learning experiences.
See link 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.
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.
It’s a really good - nice - use of examples. Great for the classroom. I liked your edible earth idea. I’m motivated by food as well [as the children].
Nature of science
Asking questions and discussing models is one way we clarify scientific concepts and theories.