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  • Wooden instrument.

    South Pacific Beats

    Robot.

    Wellington designer Rachael Hall has developed a modern version of the traditional Tongan lali. Called Patō, Rachael’s drum keeps the traditional sound of a lali but incorporates digital capabilities. Her hope is that Patō will allow musicians to mix traditional Pacific sounds with modern music.

    Series: Connected 2018 Level 3 - Cracking the Code

    Learning area: English, Mathematics and Statistics, Science, Technology

    Curriculum level: 3

    Category: Non-fiction

    Strand: Geometry and Measurement, Physical world, Technological knowledge

    In: Connected 2018 Level 3 - Cracking the Code

    Publication date: November 2018

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  • Bird on a stump connected 2 cover.

    Connected 2017 Level 2 - Taking Action

    The focus in this issue of Connected is on the Nature of Science strand of the curriculum and the science capability: engage with science.
    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: November 2017

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    Space food cover image.

    Space Food

    Small bird on tree stump.

    by Feana Tu'akoi

    A group of students investigate how to stop food rotting on a journey to Mars. They share what they know about the different methods of food preservation to come up with a plan.

    Series: Connected 2017 Level 2 - Taking Action

    Learning area: English, Science, Technology

    Curriculum level: 2

    Category: Non-fiction

    Strand: Nature of science, Material world, Technological knowledge

    Capability: Engage with science

    In: Connected 2017 Level 2 - Taking Action

    Publication date: November 2017

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    Gardening in the living room cover image.

    Gardening in the Living Room

    Small bird on tree stump.

    by Sophie Fern

    Balaclava School has a new greenhouse called the Living Room. The students find out how the environment inside the Living Room helps plants grow during the cold Dunedin winters and investigate which vegetables grow best inside and outside its unique climate.

    Series: Connected 2017 Level 2 - Taking Action

    Learning area: English, Science, Technology

    Curriculum level: 2

    Category: Non-fiction

    Strand: Nature of science, Living world, Nature of technology

    Capability: Engage with science

    In: Connected 2017 Level 2 - Taking Action

    Publication date: November 2017

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    Down the drain cover image.

    Down the Drain

    Small bird on tree stump.

    by Philipa Werry

    Students at Wilford School in Petone were shocked to discover the amount of rubbish finding its way onto their local beach. Find out how they investigated the issue by using traps to collect the rubbish entering the stormwater system.

    Series: Connected 2017 Level 2 - Taking Action

    Learning area: English, Science, Technology

    Curriculum level: 2

    Category: Non-fiction

    Strand: Nature of science, Planet Earth and beyond, Nature of technology

    Capability: Engage with science

    In: Connected 2017 Level 2 - Taking Action

    Publication date: November 2017

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    Bringing back the birdsong cover image.

    Bringing Back the Birdsong

    Small bird on tree stump.

    by Shanthie Walker

    For years, introduced predators have been killing birds along the Kepler Track in Fiordland. Students in the Kids Restore the Kepler project are working with the Department of Conservation and the Fiordland Conservation Trust to reduce the number of predators living in the area. Their mission: to bring birdsong back to the Kepler.

    Series: Connected 2017 Level 2 - Taking Action

    Learning area: English, Science

    Curriculum level: 2

    Category: Non-fiction

    Strand: Nature of science, Living world

    Capability: Engage with science

    In: Connected 2017 Level 2 - Taking Action

    Publication date: November 2017

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  • Two scientists on ice.

    Connected 2017 Level 3 - Mahi Tahi

    The focus in this issue of Connected is on the Nature of Science strand of the curriculum and the science capability: engage with science.
    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: November 2017

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    Testing the waters cover image.

    Testing the Waters

    Two scientists on ice.

    by Bronwen Wall

    How clean is the water in your river? Scientists are testing the health of the Maitai River. Find out what data they collect and what can be done to make our rivers cleaner and healthier for everyone.

    Series: Connected 2017 Level 3 - Mahi Tahi

    Learning area: English, Mathematics and Statistics, Science

    Curriculum level: 3

    Category: Non-fiction

    Strand: Statistics, Nature of science, Living world

    Capability: Engage with science

    In: Connected 2017 Level 3 - Mahi Tahi

    Publication date: November 2017

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    Pet power cover image.

    Pet Power

    Two scientists on ice.

    by Renata Hopkins

    Humans and animals have a powerful bond. Some people think that this bond could have a positive effect on human health and behaviour. But what does the science say? Investigate the evidence for yourself.

    Series: Connected 2017 Level 3 - Mahi Tahi

    Learning area: English, Mathematics and Statistics, Science

    Curriculum level: 3

    Category: Non-fiction

    Strand: Statistics, Nature of science

    Capability: Engage with science

    In: Connected 2017 Level 3 - Mahi Tahi

    Publication date: November 2017

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    Captured in ice cover image.

    Captured in Ice

    Two scientists on ice.

    by Veronika Meduna

    Nancy Bertler is a scientist who studies the ice. She’s been examining Antarctic ice cores to discover what Earth’s climate was like in the past – and how it might change in the future.

    Series: Connected 2017 Level 3 - Mahi Tahi

    Learning area: English, Science

    Curriculum level: 3

    Category: Non-fiction

    Strand: Nature of science, Planet Earth and beyond

    Capability: Engage with science

    In: Connected 2017 Level 3 - Mahi Tahi

    Publication date: November 2017

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    Building for the future cover image.

    Building for the Future

    Two scientists on ice.

    by Adrienne Jansen

    The Samoan village of Sa’anapu is under threat from tsunamis, cyclones, and rising sea levels. To protect their village, the Council of Matai are working with an architect and scientist from New Zealand. Together, they’re drawing on cultural, scientific, and technological knowledge to build a safer future for Sa’anapu.

    Series: Connected 2017 Level 3 - Mahi Tahi

    Learning area: English, Science, Technology

    Curriculum level: 3

    Category: Non-fiction

    Strand: Nature of science, Planet Earth and beyond, Nature of technology

    Capability: Engage with science

    In: Connected 2017 Level 3 - Mahi Tahi

    Publication date: November 2017

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  • Recycled bottle stacks.

    Connected 2017 Level 4 - Where to Next?

    The focus in this issue of Connected is on the Nature of Science strand of the curriculum and the science capability: engage with science.
    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: November 2017

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    Sensing data cover image.

    Sensing Data

    Recycled plastic stack.

    by Trish Puharich

    Air pollution is a problem in many cities, including Christchurch. After the 2011 earthquake, a team of researchers used technology and big data to help make Christchurch a healthier, smarter city to live in.

    Series: Connected 2017 Level 4 - Where to Next?

    Learning area: English, Mathematics and Statistics, Science, Technology

    Curriculum level: 4

    Category: Non-fiction

    Strand: Statistics, Nature of science, Nature of technology

    Capability: Engage with science

    In: Connected 2017 Level 4 - Where to Next?

    Publication date: November 2017

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    Turning old into new cover image.

    Turning Old into New

    Recycled plastic stack.

    by Naomi Arnold

    Shoes made from chewing gum? Jackets made from drink bottles? Go beyond the recycling bins and find out how everyday objects and materials can be broken down and made into something new.

    Series: Connected 2017 Level 4 - Where to Next?

    Learning area: English, Science, Technology

    Curriculum level: 4

    Category: Non-fiction

    Strand: Nature of science, Material world, Technological knowledge

    Capability: Engage with science

    In: Connected 2017 Level 4 - Where to Next?

    Publication date: November 2017

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    Kauri dieback cover image.

    Kauri Dieback

    Recycled plastic stack.

    by André Ngāpō

    The future of our kauri forests is at risk from a disease called kauri dieback. Combating the spread of this threat requires expertise from both Western science and mātauranga Māori and calls on everyone to get involved.

    Series: Connected 2017 Level 4 - Where to Next?

    Learning area: English, Science, Technology

    Curriculum level: 4

    Category: Non-fiction

    Strand: Nature of science, Living world, Nature of technology

    Capability: Engage with science

    In: Connected 2017 Level 4 - Where to Next?

    Publication date: November 2017

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    Global action cover image.

    Global Action

    Recycled plastic stack.

    by Phillip Simpson

    This detailed article looks at the science and politics of climate change. It examines what global warming is, explores how scientists use computer modelling to predict the impact of climate change, and explains how scientific innovations in New Zealand could help reduce our agricultural emissions.

    Series: Connected 2017 Level 4 - Where to Next?

    Learning area: English, Science

    Curriculum level: 4

    Category: Non-fiction

    Strand: Nature of science, Planet Earth and beyond

    Capability: Engage with science

    In: Connected 2017 Level 4 - Where to Next?

    Publication date: November 2017

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  • Getting the Message cover.

    Connected 2016 Level 4 – Getting the Message

    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 grow over time.

    Series: Connected

    Publication date: December 2016

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    Winning Ways cover.

    Winning Ways: Presenting Scientific Data

    Getting the Message L4 cover.

    by Renata Hopkins

    Grace is on a mission to win the science fair – but to do so she must structure and present her investigation in the most informative and thought-provoking way possible. Grace uses diagrams, photographs, tables, graphs, infographics, and clear science writing to present her data and blow the judges away!

    Series: Connected 2016 Level 4 – Getting the Message

    Learning area: English, Mathematics and Statistics, Science

    Curriculum level: 4

    Category: Non-fiction

    Strand: Statistics, Nature of science

    Capability: Interpret representations

    In: Connected 2016 Level 4 – Getting the Message

    Publication date: December 2016

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    Driving Us into the Future cover.

    Driving Us into the Future

    Getting the Message L4 cover.

    by Emma Gilkison

    Electric cars are often seen as the vehicles of the future – but are they? Read about the development of electric cars and see how the technology they use contrasts with that used by fuel-powered cars.

    Series: Connected 2016 Level 4 – Getting the Message

    Learning area: English, Technology

    Curriculum level: 4

    Category: Non-fiction

    Strand: Nature of technology

    In: Connected 2016 Level 4 – Getting the Message

    Publication date: December 2016

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    Can You Hear That? cover.

    Can You Hear That?

    Getting the Message L4 cover.

    by Rebecca Hawkes

    Sounds are all around us, even if we can’t hear them. Human ears are designed to pick up sound waves of a range of different frequencies, but ultrasonic and infrasonic sounds have frequencies that only certain animals can hear.

    Series: Connected 2016 Level 4 – Getting the Message

    Learning area: English, Science

    Curriculum level: 4

    Category: Non-fiction

    Strand: Nature of science, Physical world

    Capability: Interpret representations

    In: Connected 2016 Level 4 – Getting the Message

    Publication date: December 2016

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    What Now for the Rena? cover.

    What Now for the Rena?

    Getting the Message L4 cover.

    by Maria Gill

    In 2011, the MV Rena struck Astolabe Reef and caused an environmental disaster. Since then, the clean-up operation has seen lots of debris removed from the wreck – but large parts of the Rena still remained on the ocean floor. What factors were considered when making the decision on the future of the Rena wreck?

    Series: Connected 2016 Level 4 – Getting the Message

    Learning area: English, Science, Social Sciences

    Curriculum level: 4

    Category: Non-fiction

    Strand: Nature of science, Living world

    Capability: Interpret representations

    In: Connected 2016 Level 4 – Getting the Message

    Publication date: December 2016

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  • Picture This cover.

    Connected 2016 Level 3 – Picture This

    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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    Totally Random cover.

    Totally Random?

    Picture This L3 cover.

    by Kate Potter 

    Miranda is going to explode if Hugh rolls another six. Three in a row just isn’t fair. Isn’t rolling a dice meant to be random? Take a deeper look into the mathematical concept of randomness and find out if Miranda stands a chance against Hugh.

    Series: Connected 2016 Level 3 – Picture This

    Learning area: English, Mathematics and Statistics

    Curriculum level: 3

    Category: Non-fiction

    Strand: Statistics

    In: Connected 2016 Level 3 – Picture This

    Publication date: December 2016

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    Blood Sugar cover.

    Blood Sugar

    Picture This L3 cover.

    by Veronika Meduna

    Sarah Cook is a busy year 10 student living with type 1 diabetes. Diabetes is a disease that can affect your day-to-day life. Find out what Sarah does to manage her diabetes and make sure it doesn’t prevent her full and active lifestyle. 

    Series: Connected 2016 Level 3 – Picture This

    Learning area: English, Science

    Curriculum level: 3

    Category: Non-fiction

    Strand: Nature of science, Living world

    Capability: Interpret representations

    In: Connected 2016 Level 3 – Picture This

    Publication date: December 2016

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    Over the Rainbow cover.

    Over the Rainbow

    Picture This L3 cover.

    by Sarah Bainbridge

    Ms Maxwell sends her class on a treasure hunt.  The students must use their prior knowledge of the electromagnetic spectrum to find out how different types of energy can be used in their everyday lives. 

    Series: Connected 2016 Level 3 – Picture This

    Learning area: English, Science

    Curriculum level: 3

    Category: Non-fiction

    Strand: Nature of science, Physical world

    Capability: Interpret representations

    In: Connected 2016 Level 3 – Picture This

    Publication date: December 2016

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    On the Move cover.

    On the Move

    Picture This L3 cover.

    by Sophie Fern

    Some animals migrate thousands of kilometres every year - so how do scientists keep track of them? Take a look at the different technologies scientists use to study migration patterns, and discover what they have learnt about great migrations. 

    Series: Connected 2016 Level 3 – Picture This

    Learning area: English, Science

    Curriculum level: 3

    Category: Non-fiction

    Strand: Nature of science, Living world

    Capability: Interpret representations

    In: Connected 2016 Level 3 – Picture This

    Publication date: December 2016

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  • Show and Tell cover.

    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

    Order this text

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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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  • Are you sure cover.

    Connected 2013 level 4 - Are You Sure?

    The focus in this issue of Connected is on the Nature of Science strand of the curriculum and the science capability: Gather and interpret data.
    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 grow over time.

    Series: Connected

    Publication date: January 2013

    Order this text

    Look inside this issue

    After the spill cover.

    After the Spill

    Are you sure cover.

    by Maria Gill

    If an oil spill occurred on your local beach, how would it affect you now and in the future?

    Series: Connected 2013 level 4 - Are You Sure?

    Learning area: English, Science

    Curriculum level: 4

    Category: Non-fiction

    Strand: Nature of science, Living world

    Capability: Gather and interpret data

    In: Connected 2013 level 4 - Are You Sure?

    Publication date: January 2013

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    Ecologist on ice cover.

    An Ecologist on Ice

    Are you sure cover.

    by Matt Vance

    An interview with ecologist Phil Lyver about Adelie penguin population dynamics and the marine ecosystem in the Ross Sea.

    Series: Connected 2013 level 4 - Are You Sure?

    Learning area: English, Science

    Curriculum level: 4

    Category: Non-fiction

    Strand: Nature of science, Living world

    Capability: Gather and interpret data

    In: Connected 2013 level 4 - Are You Sure?

    Publication date: January 2013

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    Gather your data cover.

    Gather Your Data

    Are you sure cover.

    by Rex Bartholomew

    In the past, ecologists wished there was an easy way to record data in difficult alpine environments. Now ecologists use data loggers.

    Series: Connected 2013 level 4 - Are You Sure?

    Learning area: English, Science

    Curriculum level: 4

    Category: Non-fiction

    Strand: Nature of science, Living world

    Capability: Gather and interpret data

    In: Connected 2013 level 4 - Are You Sure?

    Publication date: January 2013

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    Accidental plastics cover.

    Accidental Plastics

    Are you sure cover.

    by Kate Potter

    From your toothbrush to your television, plastic products are absolutely everywhere. It’s difficult to imagine life without these synthetic compounds.

    Series: Connected 2013 level 4 - Are You Sure?

    Curriculum level: 4

    Category: Non-fiction

    Strand: Nature of science

    Capability: Gather and interpret data

    In: Connected 2013 level 4 - Are You Sure?

    Publication date: January 2013

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    Keep your cat inside cover.

    Keep Your Cat Inside

    Are you sure cover.

    by Mike Tapp

    We had a cat once that killed rats, mice, a stoat, skinks, wētā, and some birds. I know, because I saw them dying, and I saw them dead. Perhaps pet cats should be kept inside.

    Series: Connected 2013 level 4 - Are You Sure?

    Learning area: English, Science

    Curriculum level: 4

    Category: Non-fiction

    Strand: Nature of science, Living world

    Capability: Gather and interpret data

    In: Connected 2013 level 4 - Are You Sure?

    Publication date: January 2013

    Order this text

  • Food for thought cover.

    Connected 2013 level 3 - Food for Thought...

    The focus in this issue of Connected is on the Nature of Science strand of the curriculum and the science capability: Gather and interpret data.
    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 grow over time.

    Series: Connected

    Publication date: January 2013

    Order this text

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    Why is the moon upside down cover.

    Why Is the Moon Upside Down?

    connected 2013 l3 cover image

    by Trish Puharich

    The Moon looks weird up here. There’s something wrong with it.

    Series: Connected 2013 level 3 - Food for Thought...

    Learning area: English, Science

    Curriculum level: 3

    Category: Fiction

    Strand: Nature of science, Planet Earth and beyond

    Capability: Gather and interpret data

    In: Connected 2013 level 3 - Food for Thought...

    Publication date: January 2013

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    A new zealand crocodile cover.

    A New Zealand Crocodile?

    connected 2013 l3 cover image

    by Sophie Fern

    On a scorching hot day in 1989, near the small Central Otago town of St Bathans, a group of scientists were digging in the soil. What they would find would change our ideas about the animals that have lived in Aotearoa.

    Series: Connected 2013 level 3 - Food for Thought...

    Curriculum level: 3

    Category: Non-fiction

    Strand: Nature of science

    Capability: Gather and interpret data

    In: Connected 2013 level 3 - Food for Thought...

    Publication date: January 2013

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    Fast rust cover.

    Fast Rust

    connected 2013 l3 cover image

    by Bronwen Wall

    What doesn’t breathe but can’t live without air, doesn’t drink but needs water near, never sleeps and won’t rest much, is stronger than steel, but crumbles at a touch?

    Series: Connected 2013 level 3 - Food for Thought...

    Learning area: English, Science

    Curriculum level: 3

    Category: Non-fiction

    Strand: Nature of science, Material world

    Capability: Gather and interpret data

    In: Connected 2013 level 3 - Food for Thought...

    Publication date: January 2013

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    You can count on it cover.

    You Can Count on It

    connected 2013 l3 cover image

    by Ian Stevens

    Fa‘aea’s Mum is a meteorologist. She talked to Fa‘aea’s class about sorting and displaying data in different ways.

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    Series: Connected 2013 level 3 - Food for Thought...

    Learning area: English, Mathematics and Statistics

    Curriculum level: 3

    Category: Non-fiction

    Strand: Statistics, Nature of science

    Capability: Gather and interpret data

    In: Connected 2013 level 3 - Food for Thought...

    Publication date: January 2013

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    The fish highway cover.

    The Fish Highway

    connected 2013 l3 cover image

    written and illustrated by Adele Jackson. There is a maze of water and sewage pipes under Wellington’s pavements, beneath manhole covers and bundles of cables. The oldest pipes are lined with bricks. They snake under the streets.

    Series: Connected 2013 level 3 - Food for Thought...

    Learning area: English, Science

    Curriculum level: 3

    Category: Non-fiction

    Strand: Nature of science

    Capability: Gather and interpret data

    In: Connected 2013 level 3 - Food for Thought...

    Publication date: January 2013

    Order this text

  • I spy cover.

    Connected 2013 level 2 - I Spy...

    The focus in this issue of Connected is on the Nature of Science strand of the curriculum and the science capability: Gather and interpret data.
    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 grow over time. 

    Series: Connected

    Publication date: January 2013

    Order this text

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    Take a closer look cover.

    Take a Closer Look

    Connected 2 2013 cover image.

    by Margaret Cahill

    Scientists are detectives. They try to solve the mysteries of nature. They use all their senses to find out what life, the world, and the universe are up to.

    Series: Connected 2013 level 2 - I Spy...

    Learning area: English, Science

    Curriculum level: 2

    Category: Non-fiction

    Strand: Nature of science

    Capability: Gather and interpret data

    In: Connected 2013 level 2 - I Spy...

    Publication date: January 2013

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    What alice saw cover.

    What Alice Saw

    Connected 2 2013 cover image.

    by Don Long

    illustrated by Adele Jackson

    In 1880, when Alice McKenzie was 7 years old, she saw a large, blue bird. She thought the bird was a takahē. What if it wasn’t?

    Series: Connected 2013 level 2 - I Spy...

    Learning area: English, Science

    Curriculum level: 2

    Category: Non-fiction

    Strand: Nature of science

    Capability: Gather and interpret data

    In: Connected 2013 level 2 - I Spy...

    Publication date: January 2013

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    Giving the ocean a voice cover.

    Giving the Ocean a Voice

    Connected 2 2013 cover image.

    by Don Long

    How is the Pacific Ocean doing? Is it in good health? The crews of seven voyaging canoes have been finding out. What did they observe?

    Series: Connected 2013 level 2 - I Spy...

    Learning area: English, Science, Technology

    Curriculum level: 2

    Category: Non-fiction

    Strand: Nature of science, Technological knowledge

    Capability: Gather and interpret data

    In: Connected 2013 level 2 - I Spy...

    Publication date: January 2013

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    The takeaway table cover.

    The Takeaway Table

    Connected 2 2013 cover image.

    by Diana Noonan

    Room 3 has its own bird “takeaway table”, stocked with delicious bird food. The table is visited by over 13 different bird species. Room 3 reports on the study that made this happen.

    Series: Connected 2013 level 2 - I Spy...

    Curriculum level: 2

    Category: Non-fiction

    Strand: Nature of science

    Capability: Gather and interpret data

    In: Connected 2013 level 2 - I Spy...

    Publication date: January 2013

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    Look out for monarchs cover.

    Look out for Monarchs

    Connected 2 2013 cover image.

    by Bob Brockie

    In New Zealand, scientists are gathering data about monarch butterflies. They want to find out where the butterflies fly to and from – and where they go in winter. 

    Series: Connected 2013 level 2 - I Spy...

    Learning area: English, Science

    Curriculum level: 2

    Category: Non-fiction

    Strand: Nature of science, Living world

    Capability: Gather and interpret data

    In: Connected 2013 level 2 - I Spy...

    Publication date: January 2013

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