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Journey North Citizen Science: A Global Study of Wildlife Migration and Seasonal Change

Journey North Citizen Science: A Global Study of Wildlife Migration and Seasonal Change

peoplemovin - A visualization of migration flows Encouraging kids’ socio-emotional development. | Tinybop We’re beyond excited to introduce Me — our newest app, the fifth in the Digital Toys series — not a moment too soon. Like other Digital Toys apps, Me encourages creative thinking. But it’s also our first app specifically designed to support kids’ socio-emotional development. Me gives kids a safe place to tell their stories, express their identities and feelings, and to document the world around them. Kids can respond to 100s of questions about their feelings and preferences, their families, friends, schools, and homes to create vibrant, dynamic self-portraits in photos, GIFs, pictures, words, and recordings. At a time when teachers are reporting an increase in bullying and anxiety These skills are essential to children’s ability to positively contribute to the world and to their academic success. Update: Me is now available on the App Store. Tips and resources To read aloud To watch E is for Empathy with Elmo Have something to add to this list?

CreekWatch 2. – Ngāti Tūwharetoa The arrival of Te Arawa Ngāti Tūwharetoa trace their origins to the Te Arawa canoe, although they have not been involved in the tribal affairs of Te Arawa. When the people of the Te Arawa landed at Maketū from Hawaiki, relations were strained between the captain, Tamatekapua, and Ngātoroirangi, a powerful high priest. Ngātoroirangi, whose family had arrived on the Tainui canoe, left to claim new lands in the interior of the country. The high priest and his followers moved down the coast to the mouth of what is now the Tarawera River at Matatā. Tia the explorer At the time when Ngātoroirangi left Maketū, Tia, another chief from the canoe, travelled up the Kaituna River to Rotorua. From there Tia continued west until he came to the Waikato River. Taupō-nui-a-Tia Tia continued around the eastern shores of the lake to Hamaria, where he noticed that the peculiar colouring and appearance of the cliff face resembled the rain cloak he was wearing. Ngātoroirangi climbs Tauhara and Tongariro

Duck Duck Moose educational iPhone iTouch, iPad Android apps for kids What's Invasive Invasive species are a threat to native plants and animals, crowding natives, consuming food sources, or acting as fire hazards. We have found that having groups such as schools run short-term "campaigns" is highly effective for locating invasive species. Join the fight against invasive species! Use your Android or iPhone to help us locate invasive species! Step 1. There are currently 249 registered users who have contributed 10824 observations of 216 invasive species in 108 active sites!

Legends of Ngatoro-i-rangi, Mervyn Taiaroa Karen Taiaroa-Smithies (Illustrated ) - Shop Online for Books in New Zealand Legends of Ngatoro-i-rangi By Ngatoro-i-rangi was the navigator of the Te Arawa canoe. After he arrived in Aotearoa he claimed the lands that became those of Tuwharetoa. His name translates as 'resounds in the sky', and was related to his powers as a tohunga, in particular those that allowed him to make the thunder echo across the heavens. It is also said that he 'understood the language of the stars...conversed with the moon and was acquainted with the prevailing winds of the seasons...'

How does math guide our ships at sea? - George Christoph John Napier was a famous Scottish theologian and mathematician who lived between 1550 and 1617. He spent his entire life seeking knowledge, and working to devise better ways of doing everything from growing crops to performing mathematical calculations. He is best known as the discoverer of logarithms. Logarithms were introduced by John Napier in the early 17th century as a means to simplify calculations. Sextant - Tales from Te Papa Title: Episode:26Te Papa Collection:History Suggested curriculum levels:6 – 8 Curriculum connections:English: Listening, Reading, and Viewing, Social Sciences: Continuity and Change Description:Take a primus stove, a safety razor and some brass hinges. Mix them with a healthy dose of German ingenuity and you've got the makings of a nifty navigational tool. Explore some of the technical or unfamiliar terms in this Tale. Related templates: Words Key questions

Resources with Māori content Teachers often ask what Māori content is available on the Science Learning Hub. We have a wide range of resources including articles, teaching and learning activities and videos. The Hub also has a small range of resources that have been translated into te reo Māori, there is a clear link on these resources that allows the user to swap between te reo Māori and English. Index Ngā Hekaheka o Aotearoa fungi resources The Science Learning Hub has a number of resources adapted from the bilingual booklet Ngā Hekaheka o Aotearoa by mycologist Dr Peter Buchanan with educator Dr Georgina Stewart and translator Hēni Jacob. The resources on fungi are from a Māori world view and are aimed at students in Years 7-10. Links to all the resources can be found in Ngā Hekaheka o Aotearoa kuputaka. Ahi pepe MothNet – an introduction Scientists from Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research and tamariki of Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Ōtepoti are working together to learn about and protect our native moth species. Matariki

Revitalising Māori astronomy Māori ancestors possessed a wealth of astronomical knowledge that they referred to as tātai arorangi. The knowledge was important for many aspects of daily life, from growing crops, fishing and navigation to telling time and the change of seasons. Project Mātauranga Watch Series 2/Episode 8: Tātai arorangi Project Mātauranga is a television series that investigates Māori world views and methodologies within the scientific community and looks at their practical application. Each of the 13 episodes in series 2 shows how western science and Māori knowledge systems are combining to provide solutions to a variety of challenges. The Science Learning Hub thanks Scottie Productions for allowing us to host these videos. For example, Māori used the stars to calculate the season and time. The Māori knowledge framework was based around whakapapa kōrero – spoken narratives that held a lot of philosophical and technical information. Astronomy and crops Te whāinga – the goal Meet some members of SMART