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New climate change resources and free PLD that’s all about insects!


Climate change and Aotearoa

The Hub has collaborated with the Ministry for the Environment and Stats NZ to create a new suite of climate change resources. They use information from Our atmosphere and climate 2020 and have a strong focus on the nature of science and the science capabilities.
Videos feature New Zealand scientists, including climate expert James Renwick, who clearly explain the science, the issues and ideas for change.
The resources introduce key science concepts including:

The role of evidence in climate change research


Evidence is an overarching theme. Watch as New Zealand scientists explain how climate data is collected, interpreted and how we know it is accurate and robust.
Activities enable students to gain competence with literacy and numeracy components required to understand data and visual representations.

Cultural and social perspectives

The resources explore climate change from a te ao Māori perspective – how tohu and mātauranga inform our understanding of climate and the effects climate change pose to Māori identity and wellbeing.
Use concept cartoons to challenge alternative conceptions about climate change, to recognise concerns students may be feeling and to encourage people to take action.


FREE PLD webinar

Join Greta and two of Aotearoa’s amazing entomologists – Tom Saunders and Chrissie Painting – for All about insects.
At 4:00–4:45 pm, 22 October 2020
Insects offer lots of opportunities to make use of students’ natural curiosity and to grow their science knowledge and capabilities. Insects are an ideal topic for outdoor learning in term 4. It’s also a great way to make use of the Super Insect cards and the wrap-around cross-curricular resources!
Register here.

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