Murray Gadd’s Writing at Home YouTube channel provides video guidance to support teachers to deliver writing activities to their students. These writing activities can be done at home. In each video Murray models a writing lesson as if he is teaching a class. He models high quality practice including vocabulary development, modelling and print concepts. Choose a tutorial to suit Year level 6-8.
Nanogirl’s LAB – Nanogirl talks with Moe about Covid-19 and the importance of physical distancing during the COVID-19 event. This can be used as a support for explaining the importance of physical distancing during the COVID-19 event.
Who is doing the research on the sea floor and why are they doing it?
Why is this kind of research important? What might be the scientific and economic benefits of the research? Why do you think that?
Choose one of the sea creatures seen in the Tale and find out more about it. What are its key structural features and functions? How do these help it to survive deep in the ocean?
Describe the hagfish and how scientists collect and study them. What do they hope to learn from studying these fish? Hagfish produce large amounts of slime: can you think of any economic use for this?
Science fiction is often based on real creatures. Using the ‘Ideas’ response template, choose one weird sea creature and develop an idea for a science fiction story based on some of its features. What extra features could you give it? What might it prey upon, or save from disaster? Use the mind map you create to plan your story.
Make a 3D version of an abstract 2D artwork from tepapa.govt.nz. Choose an artwork from the collections and try and replicate it in 3D – you can use everyday objects and materials at home, or make it on the computer.
You could create your artwork in 3D using the following programs: