Go to our new-look site, it combines the Biotechnology and Science Learning Hubs with a new look and new functionality. This is our legacy site and is no longer maintained.

 

Professional Development

This section helps teachers and other educators increase their knowledge about using the Science Learning Hub. Learn how to find topics and themes related to your science programme, find teaching and learning ideas that address key science concepts, identify Nature of Science aspects within science contexts and stories and much more. You may also want to view our Hubs in Action videos, which feature teachers using the Hub.

Finding activity ideas for a topic

This video clip will show you how you can find some teaching and learning activities for topics or science concepts you might be...

Finding the nature of science in a teaching topic

This video clip shows you how you can use the Hub to find aspects of the nature of science that you can explore as part of the science...

#TeachMeetNZ International Year of Light

#TeachMeetNZ International Year of Light includes eight mini presentations from inspirational science educators. You too could try out...

#TeachMeetNZ Science

#TeachMeetNZ Science includes nine mini presentations from passionate science educators. Be inspired and try out their ideas in your...

An introduction to the SLH – navigating the site

This video clip shows you how to navigate the Science Learning Hub from the landing (home) page

Science Learning Hub new-look website – a primary focus

In this online professional development session recorded on 30 June 2016, Andrea Soanes and Barbara Ryan from the Science Learning Hub...

Science Learning Hub new-look website – a secondary focus

In this online professional development session recorded on 23 June 2016, Andrea Soanes from the Science Learning Hub explores the new-look...

SLH and agriculture/horticulture

A recorded PD session for agriculture and horticulture teachers highlighting Science Learning Hub and Biotechnology Learning Hub resources...

Teachers using the Hub – Bird conservation and literacy

A recorded PD session for primary and secondary school teachers – primary school teacher Kim MacPherson describes how she taught science...

Teachers using the Hub - Butterflies and citizen science

A recorded PD session for primary teachers where primary teacher Angela Schipper describes how she used the Butterflies science story in...

SLH and the carbon cycle

A recorded PD session for secondary teachers modelling ways Science Learning Hub resources can support teaching and learning about carbon...

SLH and conservation

A recorded PD session for primary teachers highlighting Science Learning Hub resources that support teaching and learning of...

SLH and Earthquakes

A recorded PD session focusing on using Science Learning Hub resources to plan an Earth and Space science unit. Although aimed at secondary...

Teachers adapting the Hub – Food webs

In this professional development session, Candy Hart describes how she adapted Science Learning Hub resources to teach her year 7 and 8...

Get kids excited about science

In this free professional development session, Andy Peart describes some of the Science Learning Hub student activities that he has...

Teachers using the Hub – Light and sight in the classroom

A recorded PD session for primary and secondary teachers – secondary teacher Steve Chrystall and primary teacher Miel MacLean describe...

SLH and the Material World

A recorded PD session for primary teachers introducing Science Learning Hub resources that can support teaching and learning of the...

SLH and NZ science research

A recorded PD session exploring ways to use the wonderful scientists’ stories and resources on SLH to engage year 9 and 10 students in...

Fighting infection

This professional development session with Dr Kara Filbey from the Malaghan Institute of Medical Research explores resources from the...

Teachers using the Hub – One website, many uses

A recorded PD session for primary, middle and secondary school teachers – middle school teacher Greta Dromgool describes how she has used...

SLH and the Physical World

A recorded PD session for primary teachers modelling ways Science Learning Hub resources can support teaching and learning of the Physical...

Dive into Pond with the Science Learning Hub

This recorded primary and secondary professional development session discovers science resources on Pond – an online environment for...

SLH and the science capabilities

A recorded PD session for primary teachers introducing ways Science Learning Hub resources can support teaching and learning of the science...

Science for juniors

In this recorded PD session we explore resources suitable for children working at Levels 1 and 2.

Seaweek 2016 Toiora te Moana - Toiora te Tangata - Healthy Seas, Healthy People

In this recorded PD session, Barb Ryan explores Science Learning Hub resources that will support classroom learning during Seaweek (and any...

SLH resources for Seaweek 2015

A recorded PD session for primary and secondary teachers modelling ways Science Learning Hub resources can support teaching and learning...

Soil activities and science capabilities

In this professional development session, discover how two soil moisture activities can help students practise and strengthen their science...

Soil – a focus for primary science week

Professor Louis Schipper and educator Angela Schipper explain the science and the pedagogy involved with Primary Science Week’s...

Teachers using the Hub – Space and astronomy

A recorded PD session for primary and secondary teachers. Steve Chrystall from Hamilton Boys’ High School describes how he uses the...

Teachers adapting the Hub – Understanding earthquakes in the primary classroom

A recorded PD session for primary school teachers – Angela Schipper describes how she adapted earthquake resources designed for secondary...

Teachers adapting the Hub – Water pollution

A recorded PD session for teachers – primary school teacher Angela Schipper describes how she adapted and used Science Learning Hub...

Explore Women in STEM – Science, Technology Engineering and Mathematics

In this online PD session recorded on 2 June 2016, Andrea Soanes from the Science Learning Hub, along with three guest presenters, Liz...