October 1, 2014


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Fonterra Science Roadshow

A visit to the Fonterra Science Roadshow is an exciting and entertaining learning programme of live demonstrations and hands-on exhibits that broaden students knowledge of science and technology and the world around them.

Your visit to the Roadshow

A school visit to the Roadshow lasts for 80 minutes and is divided into three sections:

Demonstration One — As each session begins your students may be joined by those from other schools (or home educators), depending on numbers. One of our two demonstrations is then presented to the entire group. This takes around 15 minutes.

Exhibit Interaction — Each of our exhibits is set up around the hall according to its theme. Your students will have approximately 50 minutes to explore each of the activites. To help them out, each exhibit has a context board which includes information about how to use the exhibit, the science behind it, and where such things occur in everyday life. A number of the exhibits also have student explainers — senior students from the host school, who are there to assist visiting students gain the most from their Roadshow experience.

Demonstration Two — The second of our two demonstrations is now presented, then your students return to home.

Context Board

New Themes to Explore…

Astronomy; Earth Science; Farming; Forces; Light; The Human Body

New Shows to enjoy…

Spectacular Changes — physical and chemical changes
The Hidden World — things we can’t see without special equipment or devices

Check out this page and make your bookings now:

Itinerary

Check when we’ll be in your area

Bookings

Don’t leave it too late, make your booking now!

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From the Smiths:

http://hef.org.nz/2011/craig-smith-26-january-1951-to-30-september-2011/

Updated 25 March 2012: Life for Those Left Behind (Craig Smith’s Health) page 6 click here

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Needing help for your home schooling journey:

http://hef.org.nz/2011/needing-help-for-your-home-schooling-journey-2/

And

Here are a couple of links to get you started home schooling:

http://hef.org.nz/getting-started-2/

and

http://hef.org.nz/exemptions/

This link is motivational:
http://hef.org.nz/2012/home-schooling-what-is-it-all-about/

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Science Courses and Science Kits for Hire

New Zealand Home Educator Science Courses and Science Kits for Hire

This website’s aim is to help home educating families throughout New Zealand with resources and ideas for their science curriculum. Some of our services are also available in Australia

They run science courses and workshops in different locations around New Zealand and Australia where home educating families can learn science skills. Some of them are in a fully equipped science laboratory. See our “science courses” section.

We hire out educational science kits for one school term at a time at a very affordable hire rate. See our “science hire kits” section. This is only available in New Zealand.

NEW: For 10-13 year olds they offer the Science at Home AWARDS. Your children can work through a series of science investigations at home. Once completed they get a certificate mailed home.

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From the Smiths:

http://hef.org.nz/2011/craig-smith-26-january-1951-to-30-september-2011/

Updated 24 February 2012: Life for Those Left Behind (Craig Smith’s Health) page 6 click here

*****

Needing help for your home schooling journey:

http://hef.org.nz/2011/needing-help-for-your-home-schooling-journey-2/

And

Here are a couple of links to get you started home schooling:

http://hef.org.nz/getting-started-2/

and

http://hef.org.nz/exemptions/

This link is motivational:
http://hef.org.nz/category/all-about-education/

Please like & share:

Science for Home Educators

Are you looking for a hands-on investigative approach to add to your current science programme? Do you want to make science more fun by doing things, rather than just reading or writing? Does your child like something to work towards, like a certificate?

Science for Home Educators, run by Nathalie Thomas, a homeschooling mum and science teacher, has developed the “Science at Home AWARDS” specifically aimed at homeschooled children. Your child gets to choose 10 science investigations to complete out of a list of 15 provided. Once your child has finished these you send in the completion sheet and your child gets a certificate sent home in the mail.

There are four areas of science to choose from: Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Earth Sciences. The cost is only $5 per award, which includes the certificate mailed out to your child. You can start with just one of them or do them all.

The science investigations are sourced from a science resource from User Friendly resources written for the modern New Zealand science curriculum.  It is aimed at children between 10-13 years of age, however younger children can easily participate with more parental input. Science for Home Educators has bought the licence to share this resource with registered students.

Feedback from a homeschooling mum using this resource: “my 8 year old son loved the hands on experiments and I loved the “Take It Further” activities which gave us ideas on how to explore topics in greater depth. This is a fantastic programme where kids can go at their own pace and the award certificate at the end is a great reward to work towards. Highly recommend it.”

To register, simply email Nathalie on info@science-for-home-educators.co.nz with your name, address , contact phone number, your child’s name and age and the chosen award.

For more information see: http://www.science-for-home-educators.co.nz/HomeAwards.html

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From the Smiths:

http://hef.org.nz/2011/craig-smith-26-january-1951-to-30-september-2011/

Updated 10 December 2011: Life for Those Left Behind (Craig Smith’s Health) page 6 click here

*****

Needing help for your home schooling journey:

http://hef.org.nz/2011/needing-help-for-your-home-schooling-journey-2/

And

Here are a couple of links to get you started home schooling:

http://hef.org.nz/getting-started-2/

and

http://hef.org.nz/exemptions/

Please like & share:

Periodic Table Song

Periodic Table Song

The Elements (To be sung to the tune of Gilbert and Sullivan’s A Modern Major General)

by Tom Lehrer

There’s antimony, arsenic, aluminum, selenium,
And hydrogen and oxygen and nitrogen and rhenium
And nickel, neodymium, neptunium, germanium,
And iron, americium, ruthenium, uranium,
Europium, zirconium, lutetium, vanadium
And lanthanum and osmium and astatine and radium
And gold, protactinium and indium and gallium
And iodine and thorium and thulium and thallium.

Go to this website for the rest of the verses: http://www.sciencebase.com/periodic_table_song.html

You can listen to Lehrer here (3700kb Quicktime Mov file).

Check out a fantastic animated version of The Elements here.

Read about the discoveries of elements 111 and 115, and our historical timeline showing the discovery of the elements.

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