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New content explores science concepts and mātauranga Māori principles of climate change – with a focus on the nature of science and the capabilities.
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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:
greenhouse gases and energy
weather and climate
The role of evidence in climate change research
is an overarching theme. Watch as New Zealand scientists explain how
climate data is collected
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.
Find out how
infographics present information
and how to create them.
components of graphs
and the purposes of their design.
long-term weather datasets from 30 sites
across New Zealand to
create and interpret graphs
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
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
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
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