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  • In this recorded professional learning session, Greta Dromgool and the New Zealand Association of Primary Science Educators (NZAPSE) team will build your confidence with teaching chemistry. Using simple, everyday resources, the team will take you step by step through how you can engage your students with some simple key chemistry concepts when you don’t have a lab.

    Included are fun demonstrations from Sandy Jackson (NZAPSE), Chris Duggan (House of Science), Ian Milne and Sterling Cathman (Mr Science).

    This session is valuable for all primary school teachers as well as junior secondary teachers wanting to include more practical chemistry.

    You can download the video and slideshow presentation.

    Thanks so much. Some great ideas to take away from today.


    To join our discussion about teaching chemistry, register in our online forum on Slack. In this forum, we share and discuss ideas and resources for teaching science.

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    The PLD article Junior science is full of ideas for teaching level 1 and 2 of the science curriculum, and the article Material world – mixtures outlines lots of interesting articles and activities to get students engaged in chemistry.

    There are also pre-recorded webinars such as Science for juniors and Kitchen science – a great way to introduce students to some important ideas about chemistry and the nature of science. If you want to brush up on content knowledge, check out our Chemistry made simple webinars all about teaching atoms and the properties of matter.

    The Science Learning Hub team has curated a collection of resources related to the periodic table of elements. Log in to make this collection part of your private collection – just click on the copy icon. You can then add additional content and notes and make other changes. Registering an account for the Science Learning Hub is easy and free – sign up with your email address or Google account. Look for the Sign in button at the top of each page.

    Useful links

    The New Zealand Association of Primary Science Educators (NZAPSE) is all about celebrating and supporting science in primary schools. Check out the Primary Science Week page for activity ideas.

    Have a look at the International Year of the Periodic Table website to find out what was happening around the world.

    See the Royal Sociey of Chemistry for primary school specific resources and fresh ideas for fun, engaging and inclusive investigations.


    This webinar has been created in collaboration with the New Zealand Association of Primary Science Educators.

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