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Unit plans and planning

Teachers are using the Science Learning Hub in a range of ways. Here, we share their ideas and strategies, including planning templates, unit plans and topic planners.

Unit plan: Observing Water

This teacher resource along with the Science Learning Hub science story Observing Water introduces states of matter and surface tension to...

Unit plan: Pollination (lower primary)

This teacher resource along with the Science Learning Hub science story Seeds, Stems and Spores introduces pollination concepts to students...

Topic planner: Soil theme - Nutrients

This topic planner offers a suggested pathway through some of the soils resources on the Science Learning Hub. You can use it to create a...

Topic planner: Soil theme - Is all soil the same?

This topic planner offers suggested pathways through some of the soils resources on the Science Learning Hub and makes links with the NZ...

Unit plan: Rockets teaching sequence

This teaching resource along with the Science Learning Hub context Rockets is designed to introduce upper primary and lower secondary...

Unit plan: Earthworms (upper primary)

This teacher resource along with the Science Learning Hub science story Earthworms profiles New Zealand native and introduced earthworms...

Unit plan: Earthworms (lower primary)

This teacher resource along with the Science Learning Hub science story Earthworms is designed to help students learn about living things,...

Topic planner: Flight theme - Albatross

This topic planner offers suggested pathways through some of the flight resources on the Science Learning Hub and connects to relevant...

Planning template for teaching science

This 2-part science planning template can help teachers in primary classrooms plan what and how students will learn through a coherent...

Ethics in science planner

The Ethics in science planner is a planning template designed to help teachers plan for and teach ethics in their science programmes.

Planning ideas

These planning ideas support the Ethics in science planner. They offer teachers information, ideas and example activities to help them with...

Topic planners: Marine resources

These topic planners offer suggested pathways through some of the marine resources on the Science Learning Hub and can be used to create...

Unit plan: Fighting Infection – The immune system

This teacher resource along with the Science Learning Hub context Fighting Infection is designed to help primary school teachers improve...

Unit plan: Fighting Infection – Reducing infection

This teacher resource along with the Science Learning Hub context Fighting Infection is designed to help primary school teachers improve...

Unit plan: Butterflies (lower primary)

This teacher resource along with the Science Learning Hub science story Butterflies is designed to introduce primary school students to New...

Unit plan: Butterflies (upper primary)

This teacher resource along with the Science Learning Hub science story Butterflies is designed to introduce upper primary school students...

Unit plan: Strange Liquids

This teacher resource along with the Science Learning Hub science story Strange Liquids is designed to help primary school teachers improve...

Unit plan: Earthquakes

This teacher resource along with the Science Learning Hub context Earthquakes is designed to help primary school teachers improve...

Unit plan: Harnessing the Sun

This teacher resource along with the Science Learning Hub science story Harnessing the Sun is designed to help teachers improve their...

Unit plan: You, Me and UV

This teacher resource along with the Science Learning Hub context You, Me and UV is designed to help teachers improve their students’...

Unit plan: H2O On the Go

This teacher resource along with the Science Learning Hub context H2O On the Go is designed to help teachers improve their students’...

Unit plan: Fire

This teacher resource along with the Science Learning Hub context Fire is designed to help teachers improve their students’ understanding...

Unit plan: Conserving Native Birds

This teacher resource along with the Science Learning Hub science story Conserving Native Birds will help teachers improve their...