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  • The 2021 Primary Science Week recognised the amazing mahi kairangahau Māori (researchers) are doing in the field of mātauranga pūtaiao and science.

    Di Christenson and Carol Brieseman, both winners of the Prime Minister’s Science Teacher Prize, share their achievable, practical ideas to support the growth of mātauranga pūtaiao in your science programme. 

    Thanks Di and Carol – always inspirational but also very practical.

    Teacher

    In this recorded webinar you will discover a range of resources you can use with your tamariki, as well as gaining insights to how Di and Carol approached incorporating these into their classrooms with respect and curiosity.

    Ngā mihi nui! Wonderful mahi!!!

    Teacher

    You can download the video.

    Thank you for sharing all the wonderful mahi you are doing.  Inspiring!

    Teacher

    We encourage you to join our discussion about mātauranga pūtaiao register in our online forum on the #mātauranga-māori channel in Slack. In this forum we share and discuss ideas, and share resources. If you need any help accessing our Slack forum or you have not received an invitation, either see our help info or please email us.

    Index

    Topic

    Video timecode

    Introducing the Science Learning Hub

    00:11

    Index

    00:34

    Introducing Di Christeson and Carol Breiseman

    00:48

    New Zealand Association of Primary Science Educators (NZAPSE)

    04:40

    What do we mean by mātauranga?

    07:24

    Beginning with kupu and rimurimu (seaweed)

    10:13

    Whakapapa, Rūaumoko, waiata and ways of knowing

    11:15

    Flight, Tāwhirimātea and digital technology

    16:51

    Construction

    19:47

    Self assessment example

    22:35

    Matariki

    24:23

    Ahi Pepe – MothNet

    29:18

    Rongoā 

    34:31

    The environment 

    36:29

    Connected journals

    37:20

    SLH links, keep in touch and thanks

    37:49

    Related content

    Take the opportunity to learn about a Māori scientist working either in your rohe (local area) or in an area of science your class is passionate about. Carry out your practical work related to one of these scientists to explore the nature of science and support students to learn about and practise scientific techniques like observation.

    Discover more in these recorded PLD webinars:

    The Science Learning Hub has articles about several of the Connected series that Carol has used in her classroom, including:

    Collection of related content

    The Science Learning Hub team has curated a collection of resources related to opportunities for using te reo Māori. Login to make this collection part of your private collection, just click on the copy icon. You can then add additional content, notes and make other changes. Registering an account for the Science Learning Hubs 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

    Primary Science Week is run by the New Zealand Association of Primary Science Educators. Check out their website and consider joining the association.

    Enviroschools is a nationwide programme offering support to provide a healthy, peaceful and sustainable world through learning and taking action together.

    Acknowledgement

    Thank you to Di Christenson and Carol Brieseman.

      Published 17 June 2021 Referencing Hub articles
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