Mike’s News 24 June

24Jun-7Jul Matariki www.matarikifestival.org.nz/   
29Jun-7Jul NZ Garden Bird Survey http://gardenbirdsurvey.landcareresearch.co.nz/
2 Jul Total solar eclipse (not seen in NZ). http://www.rasnz.org.nz/in-the-sky/eclipses-2019
5 July International day of LGBT people in STEM.  https://prideinstem.org/lgbtstemday/
7-10Jul BioLive/ChemEd Dunedin. https://biolivechemed2019.wordpress.com 
8 Jul Deadline for 2019 Tiritiri Fullers 360 Junior Science Award
Moon 3Q Jun 25        NM Jul 3        1Q Jul 9       FM Jul 16      
  1. Matariki resources:



  1. Culturally Responsive & Relational Pedagogy:
  1. Pedagogy:
  1. Science Careers
  1. eLearning
    • SkyView Lite is a great free app to see the night sky. Shows the constellations, the planets in our solar system and satellites including the Space Station.



  1. Geology:
    • Geoblox provides downloadable patterns & instructions to create cardboard models that deepen students’ understanding of Earth science topics. Models help visual and tactile learners fully connect to the learning process, and provide all students with opportunities for developing higher-order thinking skills. http://geoblox.com/FreeModels.html
  1. Biology:
  2. AgHort:
  1. Astronomy:
  1. Chemistry:
  1. Physics:
  1. Science:
    • 24/7 Science is a website providing science resources for ECE to yr 8. This site has collections of activities and games, & a thorough section of professional development for science teachers of younger students. http://static.lawrencehallofscience.org/kidsite/
  1. NoS
  1. Primary

Professional Learning & Development (PLD) Opportunities

  1. SciPAD is sponsoring 4 workshops focusing on the new C2.1 and C2.2 stds: Dunedin 8 July (during BioLive/ChemEd conference), Chch 24 Jul evening, Wgtn 25 Jul, Ak 30 Jul. Each 90 mins, Details to be confirmed – keep an eye on NZ Chem FB page.                                           Ian Torrie.


Cheers, Mike