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  • In this recorded online workshop, we share kaiako Cathy Upton’s reflections of how she has grown and celebrated science at Country Kids Kindergarten. Hear how she has overcome challenges and discovered the benefits of having a strong science presence at her centre. Participant voice is also included so you can hear ideas from teachers across Aotearoa. 

    This session links to all of the strands of Te Whāriki as well as to the Science Learning area and key competencies of the New Zealand curriculum.

    This session is valuable for both early childhood and primary school teachers.

    Thank you so much ....lots to investigate

    Teacher

    You can download the video and slideshow presentation.

    We encourage you to join our discussion about Early years science education in #early_years_science, register in our online forum on Slack. In this forum we share and discuss ideas and share resources.

    Thank you, the information was really helpful

    Teacher

    Index

    Topic

    Slideshow 
    number(s )

    Video timecode

    Introducing the Science Learning Hub 

    1–2

    00:00

    Index and purpose

    3–5

    0:31

    Introducing Cathy Upton 

    6

    1:56

    Participant ideas about science

    7–8

    4:22

    Why do science?

    9–11

    4:36

    Science at different centres

    12–14

    11:29

    Science capabilities and assessment

    15–17

    22:13

    Including diverse ways of knowing

    18

    24:22

    Activity ideas

    19

    25:38

    SLH links, keep in touch and thanks

    20–21

    27:22

    Related content

    You might be interested in Learning science from home – ECE – this article shares activities to engage young children.

    Useful links

    The Education Review Office has put out a series of reports on science education. Go here to read about science in the early years.

    Darwin & Newts is an animated adventure show for tamariki aged 3–7. Made with the help of specialist educators, it explores basic science and engineering principles. It has a free companion app available in reo Māori or English.

    Aknowledgement

    Thank you to Cathy Upton, Country Kids Kindergarten and the participants for permission to share their ideas.

      Published 28 May 2021 Referencing Hub articles
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