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DeforestAction - Schools

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Link to the EarthWatchers appliction. It is an awesome application and organisation that allows students to get involved with monitoring forests for possible deforestation. Using the latest satellite technology, students can zoom in on land, check for new roads or land disturbance. This information can then be published via social media, discussed with other Earthwatchers and is also used to help local authorities locate illegal logging. It is quite a complex tool to use but would be great for Year 7-8 or for extending Year 5-6 students. Could be a very meaningful way for students to get involved in meaningful knowledge creation as an outcome or part of a Living World/Planet Earth and Beyond investigation of the cause and effect of deforestation.

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Marine Life Database

Marine Life Database | Science: Content notes and resources | Scoop.it
Marine Studies - Home page.
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The Otago aquarium website has some fantastic interactive activities for science lessons related to the ocean and ocean dwelling creatures. Videos, creature guides and interactive activities for students.

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Science for Kids - Fun Experiments, Facts, Games & Projects

Science for Kids - Fun Experiments, Facts, Games & Projects | Science: Content notes and resources | Scoop.it
Enjoy learning about science with a wide range of fun experiments, facts, games, activities, quizzes, videos and projects that are perfect for kids.
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Miranda Brown - Free The Sea - Our oceans need your help

Miranda Brown - Free The Sea - Our oceans need your help | Science: Content notes and resources | Scoop.it
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Information for a Living World inquiry. How are actions on land and in the sea affecting the lives of our native species such as Maui's dolphins? What are the problems? What can we do?

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Enviroschools : EcoHut Challenge

Enviroschools : EcoHut Challenge | Science: Content notes and resources | Scoop.it
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Awesome ideas on running a sustainable housing challenge for children. This could link well with a science inquiry into the types of recycled or natural materials that work well for insulation, waterproofing ect.

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Salient points from the literature about understanding the water cycle

Salient points from the literature about understanding the water cycle | Science: Content notes and resources | Scoop.it
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TKI - Assessment: Exemplars: Science

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Assessment exemplars for all the levels and strands in science.

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Curriculum Support | nZAPSe: New Zealand Association of Primary Science Educators!!

Curriculum Support | nZAPSe: New Zealand Association of Primary Science Educators!! | Science: Content notes and resources | Scoop.it
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Marine Studies - Virtual Field Trip

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Love this resource!Explore the tools scientists have used to investigate ocean life in the Otago harbour over the last 100 years. Links to technology. Virtual exploration of the sea bed (drive your own sea sub and see how many species you can identify), activities that teach about the types of species found on the sea floor, and explanation of the way scientists use the data they find through testing like this.

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Homepage | NIWA

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Wonderful website with a wide range of information, articles, research and videos on science-related topics such as climate, atmosphere and ecosystems.  

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Enviroschools : Watching Our Waste

Enviroschools : Watching Our Waste | Science: Content notes and resources | Scoop.it
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A waste audit could be a fantastic motivator to begin an integrated Science and Social Sciences unit. This could lead to a discussion about the reasons people chose to throw out so much rubbish and our attitudes toward our God-given resources. This would link with an exploration of the Living World strand to find what living creatures or processes such as worm farming or composting could help to reduce the waste.

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Science in too-hard basket

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Scientists are alarmed as a growing number of schools consider ditching science from the compulsory curriculum because it's too difficult for some pupils.
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