Newsletter – September 2015
It’s not long to go until the school holidays are upon us. If you use your holidays to plan new topics – or need to keep offspring extended and engaged – here are a few activities you might like to try out. Remember, all of the activities come with supporting articles and media.
Try your hand at making these biotech related items.
These activities are hands-on and taste-on too! Just like the results, you can ‘sample’ the activity by modifying the number of items you test, rather than conducting the entire activity.
Learning is so much more engaging when food is involved. Again, you can modify the amount of product you make or test.
Make up the following card games and test them with the whānau to identify key vocabulary, extension opportunities and potential pitfalls.
Start a debate
Encourage those with argumentative dispositions to debate something educational for a change – call it arguing with a purpose! The Hub has numerous opportunities for robust discussion.
We’d love to hear how you’re using Hub resources in the classroom. Please email email@example.com, and we’ll be in touch.
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Check out our holiday activity boards and buckets
- Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/nzsciencelearn/slh-school-holiday-science
- Pond: www.pond.co.nz/detail/575369/school-holiday-boredom-busters
The Biotechnology Learning Hub team
- 01 September 2015