Levels 1 and 2
NZC Achievement Objectives
Te Mātauranga o Aotearoa
Astronomy: Discuss ideas about the Sun and the Moon and their effects on the Earth.
Ranginui: Ka whakawhitiwhiti whakaaro mō Tama-nui-terā me te Marama, me ngā pānga ki a Papatūānuku.
Learning Intentions are from the Ministry of Education
Integration ideas are from the Ministry of Education
Discuss objects in space and the obvious patterns associated with them.
Students can discuss their ideas about the shape, colour, size, and distance from Earth of the Sun, planets, and stars.
Students can explore repeating environmental patterns associated with the Earth, Sun, and Moon, for example, night and day, seasons, and tides.
Investigate the main components of the solar system, their interrelationships, and patterns associated with them.
Students can explore and demonstrate the shape, colour, size, and distance from Earth of the Sun, the Moon, and the planets of our solar system.
Students can observe and record environmental patterns associated with the Earth, Sun, and Moon, for example, night and day, phases of the Moon, seasons, and tides.
English (Reading and Viewing): Observe signs and symbols used to identify environmental features and discuss the way in which visual signs convey their meaning.
Mathematics and Statistics (Number and Algebra): Sketch a graph to show the height of a shadow from a nearby building at different times of the day.
Mathematics and Statistics (Geometry and Measurement): Make and use unconventional instruments, such as a water clock or a sundial, to measure time.
Mathematics and Statistics (Statistics): Classify environmental events, such as “the sun will rise tomorrow”, “the grass will turn brown tomorrow”, “it will snow when it’s hot”, as certain, possible, or impossible.