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Science at work in the world

The curriculum suggests students need to see the relationship of their science learning to the world around them so they can see its relevance to their lives. These real world contexts can give students opportunities to use their growing knowledge in meaningful ways.

Education for Enterprise and Education for Sustainability provide opportunities for science learning within these contexts. These online communities provide information, teaching ideas and case studies to support teachers wanting to use these contexts in their science programme.

Science learning provides opportunities to plan for learning outside the classroom. Here you can find advice about planning learning experiences outside the classroom. Organisations who provide curriculum-linked programmes in the Learning Experiences Outside the Classroom (LEOTC) curriculum support project, such as museums and zoos, are listed here.

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There are many organisations that support school science with relevant, accessible material and opportunities for participation. Those listed here include Crown Research Institutes and other government organisations.

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Te Ara is an online encyclopedia about New Zealand. Themes relevant to science include Earth, Sea, and Sky and the Bush.

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Te Papa Tongarewa: The Museum of New Zealand has an educator section, along with online education resources.

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