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Engaging with Science

Levels 3 and 4

NZC Achievement Objectives
Te Mātauranga o Aotearoa
  • Uses of Science: Learn about the people and the work they do to produce science knowledge. Apply knowledge of science to community decisions and actions, in order to think about iwi and wider issues impacting on the individual, society and the environment.

  • Te Whakamahinga o te Pūtaiao: Ka ako mō ngā mahi me ngā kaimahi e whakaputaina ai ngā mātauranga pūtaiao. Ka whakahāngai i tōna mōhio pūtaiao ki ngā whakatau me ngā mahi o te ao tangata, arā, hei whakaaro ki ngā take ā-iwi, me ngā take whānui, e pā ana ki te tangata, te porihanga me te taiao.

Learning Intentions
Integration Ideas

Learning Intentions are from the Ministry of Education

Integration ideas are from the Ministry of Education

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  • Social Sciences: How the ideas and actions of people in the past changes the lives of others eg. Individuals and groups who have worked to preserve the environment.

  • Social Sciences: How people organise themselves in response to challenge and crisis eg. Civil defence emergencies

  • The Arts (Drama): Use improvisation, puppetry, or storytelling to explore different attitudes to an environmental issue.

  • The Arts (Drama): Devise and present drama on environmental issues and explain their choice and use of dramatic elements.

  • The Arts (Music - Sound Arts): Listen to, discuss, and perform the music of the tangata whenua on environmental issues.

  • The Arts (Music - Sound Arts): Draw on environmental issues to make a musical statement eg. a rap, an advertising jingle.

  • English (Reading and Viewing): Listen to and view a range of music and dance from different countries and discuss how ideas and stories on environmental issues are conveyed through rhythm and movement

  • English (Writing and Presenting): Design and publish a pamphlet, role-play, chart, or video to provide information for the public on an environmental issue.

  • English (Oral Language): Listen to stories on environmental issues from a particular genre, such as traditional Māori stories

  • Mathematics and Statistics (Statistics): Critically evaluate data presented in media reports on an environmental issue.

  • Health and Physical Education: Identify how health care and physical activity practices are influenced by community and environmental factors eg. availability of recreational facilities and effects on health.

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