Levels 1 and 2
NZC Achievement Objectives
PW1/2-1: (Physical Inquiry and Physics Concepts) Explore everyday examples of physical phenomena, such as movement, forces, electricity and magnetism, light, sound, waves, and heat.
Te Mātauranga o Aotearoa
Force and Motion: Explore and experience motion, floating, pushes and pulls.
Waves and Particles: Explore and experience light, shadows and colours, making sounds, and heat.
Te Tōpana me te Nekenga: Ka torotoro me te whai wāhi atu ki te nekenga, te mānu, te pana, me te tō.
Te Ngaru me te Ngotangota: Ka torotoro me te whai wāhi atu ki te aho, te ātārangi, te kano, te hanga oro, me te pōkākā.
Learning Intentions are from the Ministry of Education
Integration ideas are from the Ministry of Education
Share and clarify ideas about easily observable examples of forces and energy,
for example, by making a simple electrical circuit.
for example, by talking about the energy changes that occur when electrical energy is used to light a bulb.
for example, by discussing the changes that occur when more than one battery is used in a circuit.
Describe uses of items of everyday and, in simple terms, suggest how they work,
for example, describe how a torch works
Students can identify the main part of a torch circuit and draw what they see inside a torch.
Investigate and describe ideas about everyday examples of forces and energy,
for example, by making a simple electrical circuit that includes a switch.
for example, by talking about the energy changes that occur when electrical energy is used to make light and heat.
Explore trends and relationships between easily observable forms of force and energy,
for example, by discussing the changes that occur when more than one bulb is used in a circuit.
Describe, in simple terms, how items of everyday technology work and affect our lives, for example, toasters.
Students can identify, draw, and label the main parts of a torch circuit.
Students can construct and draw a simple circuit and describe how series and parallel circuits affect the brightness of bulbs.
Social Sciences: Different resources that people use eg. Home vegetable gardens, the use of materials in the local environment to build shelters
Health and Physical Education: Describe and demonstrate simple health care and safety procedures eg. Safety on the road, in the playgrounds, in the water
Health and Physical Education: Identify and use safe practices and basic risk-management strategies eg. Sun protection, negotiating traffic
Health and Physical Education: Identify and discuss obvious hazards in their home, school, and local environment and adopt simple safety practices eg. respond to hazards in both the natural and the built environments.
Technology: Share ideas about the ways in which familiar technologies affect their lives eg. the use and disposal of plastics