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    Connected 2016 Level 2 – Show and Tell

    The focus in this issue of Connected is on the Nature of Science strand of the curriculum and the science capability: Interpret representations.

    At times, Connected themes require the introduction of concepts that students at this curriculum level may not be able to fully understand. What matters at this stage is that students begin to develop understandings that they can grow over time. 

    Series: Connected

    Publication date: December 2016

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    An Invasion of Yellow Crazies cover.

    An Invasion of Yellow Crazies

    Show and Tell L2 cover.

    by Allan Burne

    The islands of Tokelau have been invaded by yellow crazy ants. Scientists are investigating where they are and what can be done about them. By collecting and recording data, they can identify the extent of the problem and figure out the best course of action.

    Series: Connected 2016 Level 2 – Show and Tell

    Learning area: English, Science

    Curriculum level: 2

    Category: Non-fiction

    Strand: Nature of science, Living world

    Capability: Interpret representations

    In: Connected 2016 Level 2 – Show and Tell

    Publication date: December 2016

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    What’s Inside? book cover.

    What’s Inside?

    Show and Tell L2 cover.

    by Dave Armstrong

    The vets at Wellington zoo encounter a lot of interesting patients. Luckily, they have a range of amazing technologies that harness light and sound to help them see inside sick and injured animals.

    Series: Connected 2016 Level 2 – Show and Tell

    Learning area: English, Science

    Curriculum level: 2

    Category: Non-fiction

    Strand: Nature of science, Physical world

    Capability: Interpret representations

    In: Connected 2016 Level 2 – Show and Tell

    Publication date: December 2016

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    Sun, Wind or Rain? cover.

    Sun, Wind or Rain?

    Show and Tell L2 cover.

    by Matt Vance

    People in Aotearoa New Zealand have been predicting the weather for years. From violent storms to warm breezes, by observing patterns in nature people can tell what tomorrow will bring. 

    Series: Connected 2016 Level 2 – Show and Tell

    Learning area: English, Science

    Curriculum level: 2

    Category: Non-fiction

    Strand: Nature of science, Planet Earth and beyond

    Capability: Interpret representations

    In: Connected 2016 Level 2 – Show and Tell

    Publication date: December 2016

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    I Am Alice cover.

    I Am Alice

    Show and Tell L2 cover.

    by Bronwen Wall

    Alice is a tunnel-boring machine used to build two tunnels for Auckland’s Western Ring motorway. Hear about the experience from Alice herself as she provides a first person account of the impact of new technology on our land and infrastructures. 

    Series: Connected 2016 Level 2 – Show and Tell

    Learning area: English, Technology

    Curriculum level: 2

    Category: Non-fiction

    Strand: Nature of technology

    In: Connected 2016 Level 2 – Show and Tell

    Publication date: December 2016

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