This question was asked by a secondary teacher during the workshop on how teachers assess and report on students’ progress in science – and specifically how they report against curriculum levels. The workshop was led by Mike Stone[https://unidirectory.auckland.ac.nz/people/m-stone] and Michal Denny[https://www.linkedin.com/in/michal-denny-466b3067] and took place at SCICON in the July school break.
Stephen Dorey, HOD Science at Buller High School, says that the introduction of a science fair has built bridges in the community at large, invigorated learning, and created opportunities for cross-sector knowledge sharing.
What if an NCEA science course focused on pure enjoyment of the subject, and the relationship between teacher and students? MATT NICOLL reflects on his year teaching a new practical science course for year 11 students.
*The CREST scheme inspires young scientists to do meaningful work.*
The result of a significant research project, a new book highlights strategies for supporting priority learners.
DSC 7121 small Above: Saoirse doing her research.
Pathwayz is a new interactive website for science teachers and their students.
NZQA is piloting online assessments for some standards, including one science standard.