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Junior Journal 61, Level 2, 2020

Junior Journal 61 cover

PDFs of all the texts in this issue of the Junior Journal are available online as well as teacher support materials (TSM) and audio for the following:

    TSM Audio
Articles The Invisible Force
Amazing Magnets
Kākahu Pekepeke
Activities Investigating Magnets    
Let's Race    
Stories Maia's Magic Wand    
Rua and Te Manu 

Series: Junior Journal

Publication date: October 2020

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The Invisible Force

written by Johanna Knox

“The Invisible Force” describes some of the characteristics of magnets and how these characteristics were first discovered and used. There are several other pieces on the topic of magnetism in this journal: a report that describes some ways that people use magnets today, a series of science experiments and activities, and a humorous story.

Series: Junior Journal 61, Level 2, 2020

Learning area: Science

Colour wheel level: Purple

Curriculum level: 2

Reading year level: 3

Category: Non-fiction

Related titles: Listed in TSM

Topics: compass, discovery, electro-magnetic, force, inventions, lodestone, magnetism, magnet, metal, science, technology, William Sturgeon

In: Junior Journal 61, Level 2, 2020

Publication date: October 2020

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Amazing Magnets

written by Johanna Knox

“Amazing Magnets” describes some ways that magnets are used at home, at school, and in industries. It follows on from the earlier article “The Invisible Force”, which describes some of the characteristics of magnets. There are several further pieces on the topic of magnetism in this journal: a series of science experiments and activities and a humorous story.

Series: Junior Journal 61, Level 2, 2020

Learning area: Science

Colour wheel level: Purple

Curriculum level: 2

Reading year level: 3

Category: Non-fiction

Related titles: Listed in TSM

Topics: discovery, inventions, maglev, magnetism, magnet, metal, recycling, science, scrap metal, technology

In: Junior Journal 61, Level 2, 2020

Publication date: October 2020

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Kākahu Pekepeke

written by Keri Welham

This report describes taonga at Ōtūmoetai School, focusing on a very special whakairo (carving). It explains why the whakairo is a taonga to the school and the wider community. As well as speaking directly to Māori students, this story provides opportunities for all students to make connections to their own understandings about taonga, the arts, and cultural practices.

Series: Junior Journal 61, Level 2, 2020

Learning area: Social Sciences

Colour wheel level: Gold

Curriculum level: 2

Reading year level: 3

Category: Non-fiction

Related titles: Listed in TSM

Topics: carving, comfort, history, identity, kākahu, Māori, Ngāi Tamarāwaho, Ōtūmoetai, school, sculpture, spring, story, taonga, tradition, welcome, wellbeing, whakairo, whakapapa

In: Junior Journal 61, Level 2, 2020

Publication date: October 2020

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Investigating Magnets

written by Dr Sarah Kenworthy 

We know that magnets can attract other magnets and metal objects. This is magnetic force in action. But do all magnets have the same amount of magnetic force? Let’s try some experiments to help us answer this question.

Series: Junior Journal 61, Level 2, 2020

Curriculum level: 2

Reading year level: 3

Category: Non-fiction

Related titles: Listed in TSM

Topics: activity, discovery, experiment, force, magnetism, magnet, metal, prediction, recording results, science, table, technology, testing

In: Junior Journal 61, Level 2, 2020

Publication date: October 2020

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Let's Race

written by Dr Sarah Kenworthy

Use magnets to make a racing game. 

Series: Junior Journal 61, Level 2, 2020

Curriculum level: 2

Reading year level: 3

Category: Non-fiction

Related titles: Listed in TSM

Topics: activity, discovery, experiment, games, magnetism, magnets, metal, race cars, racing, science, technology

In: Junior Journal 61, Level 2, 2020

Publication date: October 2020

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Maia's Magic Wand

written by Bill Nagelkerke

Aunty Anna phoned to ask Maia what she wanted for her birthday.

Series: Junior Journal 61, Level 2, 2020

Colour wheel level: Purple

Curriculum level: 2

Reading year level: 3

Category: Fiction

Topics: activity, discovery, experiment, games, magnetism, magnets, metal, race cars, racing, science, technology

In: Junior Journal 61, Level 2, 2020

Publication date: October 2020

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Rua and Te Manu

A traditional story of Ngāti Porou

Retold and illustrated by Isobel Te Aho-White

This story, presented in a graphic text format, tells how Rua journeys under the sea to rescue his son Te Manu, who has been taken by Tangaroa. In the undersea world, Rua discovers beautiful whakairo (carvings) on the whare of Tangaroa and, after defeating the sea god, brings the art of whakairo to the world above the sea. Ideas about whakairo are explored further in the article “Kākahu Pekepeke” in this journal.

Information and tips for using comics in the classroom:

Series: Junior Journal 61, Level 2, 2020

Learning area: Social Sciences

Colour wheel level: Gold

Curriculum level: 2

Reading year level: 3

Related titles: Listed in TSM

Topics: arts, carving, comic, graphic novel, MASAM, Rua, Tangaroa, te ao Māori, Te Manu, toi whakairo, traditional story, visual art, whakairo, whānau

In: Junior Journal 61, Level 2, 2020

Publication date: October 2020

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