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Hubs in Action

Teachers, scientists and education specialists discuss the merits of using the Science Learning Hub. You can also view our promotional video to see an overview of the Hub.

Introduction to the Science Learning Hub

This video gives a quick overview of the Science Learning Hub and features the variety of resources to be found on the Hub.

Cross-curricular use of Fire context

Dian Edmondson and her colleagues at Nelson College Preparatory School used the Fire context as part of a cross-curricular teaching unit.

Demonstrating science in action

Sharyn de Jonge, Pukekohe Hill School, talks about how she uses Hub resources as a follow-on from school camp and how the resources help...

Developing primary-secondary links

Year 10 students from St Bernard’s College demonstrate baking soda and vinegar rockets to year 5 and 6 students from Sts Peter and Paul...

Enriching school visits

The Science Learning Hub has teamed up with Dunedin’s New Zealand Marine Studies Centre. Centre educators and classroom teachers discuss...

Explaining New Zealand’s role in science

Scientists and specialists from a range of fields discuss the benefits of working with the Science Learning Hub.

Exploring groundwater and pollution

Year 3 teachers at Hillcrest Normal School learned alongside their students when they used two simple Science Learning Hub activities to...

Innovation – an integrated approach to science and technology

When St Francis Xavier Catholic School decided on the theme ‘Innovation’ as a whole-school science and technology focus, year 3 teacher...

Integrating numeracy and literacy

Teacher Sinead Senek explains how literacy and numeracy integrate well with science and how it allowed year 5 and 6 students to see the...

Integration of e-learning tools

This video shows how and why an intermediate teacher incorporated e-learning tools into her science learning experiences. She comments on...

It’s like having an expert right beside you

Classroom teachers and scientists discuss the merits of the Science Learning Hub.

Learning about rockets

Year 5 and 6 students from Sts Peter and Paul School, Lower Hutt, have fun making rockets to learn about forces.

Making predictions

Paparangi Primary School teacher Samantha Diggins introduces her young learners to a unit on the Sun and focuses on their ability to make...

One website - many uses

Greta Dromgool of Berkley Normal Middle School explains how she uses the Science Learning Hub on a number of levels.

Phenomenally great information

Sara Loughnane, HoD Biology at St Peter’s Cambridge, and her students explore the nature of science using tangrams.

Revisiting predictions

Samantha Diggins and her young learners from Paparangi Primary School evaluate their predictions for an activity investigating the Sun’s...

Rockets – using the Hubs

Year 5 and 6 teacher Sinead Senek from Sts Peter and Paul School describes how she developed a unit on rockets using ideas from the Rockets...

Role-play – building science knowledge

This video is the first of two showing how and why a primary teacher adapted the SLH Bird hotel activity to focus on the life cycle of the...

Role-play – playing the game and reflections

This video is the second of two showing how and why a primary teacher adapted the SLH Bird hotel activity to focus on the life cycle of the...

Students find things on their own level

Alastair Kerr explains how Rhode Street School students are using Science Learning Hub resources to turn their school grounds into an...

Teachers learning and planning together

Evans Bay Intermediate and science educator Stephen Williams explore climate change using the Science Learning Hub.

Teaching students how to learn

Dave Corner, HoD Physics at Pakuranga College, talks about how teachers’ jobs have changed from deliverers of content to teaching...

Tectonic shift in year 10 learning

Dave Corner of Auckland’s Pakuranga College relates how resources from the Science Learning Hub allowed him to change both his teaching...

They’ll have it now

Gail Thomson, Associate Principal at Swanson School, and her students use resources from across the Hub to explore the effects of...

Thinking and talking like scientists

Teacher Sinead Senek explains that her students’ learning about rockets and forces was not just about acquiring knowledge and skills but...