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
Students can show that mirrors reflect light and that the light travels in straight lines.
Students can discuss their ideas about how shadows form.
Students can share their observations and ideas about instances when light is refracted.
Students can observe that the colours in a spectrum come from white light. They can talk about their observations.
Students can explore how mirrors reflect light. They can demonstrate how light travels in straight lines.
Students can explore how shadows change in size and intensity.
Students can explore the refraction of light and share their observations.
Students can explore and describe ways in which white light can be split into the spectrum.
Mathematics and Statistics (Number and Algebra): Find examples of patterns in the natural environment which demonstrate that some patterns continue without end.
Mathematics and Statistics (Geometry and Measurement): Make and use unconventional instruments, such as a water clock or a sundial, to measure time.
Technology: Share ideas about the ways in which familiar technologies affect their lives eg. the use and disposal of plastics