Primary Science Week

Primary Science Week 15-19 May 2017

Primary Science Week 

15-19 May, 2017 

(Term 2, Week 3)

Primary Science Week  is an opportunity for all New Zealand primary schools to engage in science teaching and learning.

2017's  national theme is "Road Safety" but this is a terrific opportunity to get Science into the classroom whether you use the national theme or not!

A key goal of the week is to enhance science teaching in schools and support primary school teachers.

How to run your Science Week

Links to more info - Links will become available over the next few weeks. 

National Investigation

The National Experiment 2017

Using Science Investigations: Stay Safe on the Roads with Science

The aim of the experiment this year is for classes to carry out experiments and then share these with other classes around the country. In doing this students will have more of an idea of how the Science Community can work to come up with useful conclusions.

 Professional Development
Book a Staff Meeting for this week - go over the Nature of Science with your teachers – also capabilities, things to do in the classroom – science tables, integrating Science with Literacy and Maths 

Classroom Activities

Kitchen Science experiments just for the fun of it!
– It’s National Science Week after all!

Classroom Activities 
Community Evening 
Use a BP Challenge as a Science Challenge for parents and children to do together. Entry- 1 parent and 1 child. Make up groups of 4 and hold eg in school hall one evening. Fabulous fun!
Staffroom fun 
Morning Tea or Friday Drinks- try an experiment from Kitchen Science Experiments, or eg Steve Spangler together. Great way to get staff feeling confident doing Science and taking things back to the classroom
 ARB Resources
Search in Science for  ‘Cars’ ‘Roads’ for a variety of activities and resources
 Useful Links 
 Other Resources and Ideas
  • Posters
  • Video
  • Activities
  • Science experiments