Mike’s News Apr 27

28 Apr 1932 Vaccine for yellow fever is announced.
3-9 May NZ Immunisation Week www.who.int/campaigns/immunization-week/2017/en/
5 May World Asthma day http://asthmafoundation.org.nz/
6-12 May NZ Sign Language Week http://nzslweek.org.nz/
6 May National School Nurses Day (NZ)
7 May Science Learning Hub PLD on sound, for years 1-10. At 4-4:45pm. Register here.
9 May World Migratory Bird Day www.worldmigratorybirdday.org
11-15 May Primary Science Week, focus on sound http://nzapse.nzase.org.nz/
Moon 1Q 1 May        FM 7 May      3Q 15 May        NM 23 May  


  1. Culturally Responsive & Relational Pedagogy:
  1. Pedagogy:
  1. Michelle Dickinson has produced 6 x 30-minute STEM lessons in a new show Breaking It Down. It will air every Tues & Thurs from 28 Apr at 12:30pm on Freeview 7 & Sky 502. Aimed at students up to year 9, each episode involves hands-on experiments that can be done at home as well as an interview with a real scientist or engineer in the field. Light, brain, plastics, materials, electricity, sound. Register for a free teacher pack for each episode to get an email the day before it airs. https://nanogirlslab.com/pages/teachers


  1. Biology:
  1. Scholarship Bio resources from Alison Campbell
  1. Earth & Space Science:
  1. Chemistry:
  1. Physics:
  1. Science:
  1. EfS:
  1. Primary
  1. Nature of Science

Cheers, Mike