Here you will find information about online and offline resources to support teachers. Some of the resources align with the previous curriculum Pūtaiao i Roto i te Marautanga o Aotearoa. The titles of the online resources link to the relevant websites.
To order offline resources like books, CDRoms, and DVDs go to the Down the Back of the Chair website.
The broad theme of these four units is Hine Raumati and each unit covers a level (1 to 4) of Te Marautanga o Aotearoa. The units have been designed with a tirohanga Māori, are thematic in nature and cover multiple learning areas. Although the activities span various learning areas, they have been chosen to encourage oral language in the classroom – both formal and informal.
eBooks' teacher manual
The following PDF of support materials is designed to assist teachers to incorporate the three eBook applications (apps) – Tīeke, Mokomoko, and He wai te kai! – into their classroom literacy and science programmes. The eBooks can be installed on devices for free from Google Play and the Apple Appstore.
The information provided on this website is aligned to levels 1–4 within the three strands of Te Marautanga o Aotearoa: Pūtaiao. Here you will find activities, videos, and images about the three main topics; flax, vessels, and dye.
This website focuses on environmental sustainability within some kura and their wider communities. All of the kura participate in the Environschools programme. The website contains videos about the particular kaupapa each of the four kura are involved in. There is also teacher support material.
This is an online version of the Te Reo Pūtaiao dictionary of scientific terms. This site includes English to Māori and Māori to English word lists, a glossary with explanations of terms and how they are used in context, specific word lists of main elements, ions, ionic compounds, divisions of pūtaiao, and pūtaiao equipment. Graphics and audio complement the text and help illustrate meanings and pronunciation.
This website, which has been updated and redesigned, has a focus on three strands of the pūtaiao curriculum within Te Marautanga o Aotearoa. The site has teaching resources, reference material, and links to other relevant websites. It also includes Papakupu Pūtaiao, an online version of Te Reo Pūtaiao, a dictionary of scientific terms.
This is an online Māori translation of the Science Year 11 Pathfinder Series. Te Tau 11 Pūtaiao is designed to support the learning and revision of scientific concepts, processes, and skills for Pūtaiao i roto i te Marautanga o Aotearoa. It is designed so that students can understand and recall scientific ideas, facts, formulae, and skills.
This is the home page for the tauaromahi pūtaiao or science exemplars. Tauaromahi pūtaiao are samples of authentic student work annotated to illustrate learning, achievement, and quality in relation to levels 1 to 5 of Pūtaiao i roto i te Marautanga o Aotearoa. It includes links to teachers' notes and a matrix of progress indicators.
View Māori language videos in this online multimedia resource for the teaching of physics at NCEA level in te reo Māori. Part of the New Zealand Teachers' Physics Resource Bank, each resource has suggestions for classroom activities, links to NCEA, and related topics. Although each resource can be viewed online, teachers can request DVD copies. The resources were created by Victoria University, Te Kura Māori o Porirua and Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o te Ara Whānui.
This te reo Māori page from the Landcare Research website links to pictures and information about New Zealand invertebrates. It includes bugs with and without legs; slugs, snails, and worms; bites and stings; control of pests; and links to further resources.
Te Reo Pūtaiao: A Māori Language Dictionary of Science
A Māori language dictionary of science covering levels 1–5 of the pūtaiao curriculum. This book contains Māori to English and English to Māori word-lists, as well as detailed explanations and illustrations. For more information about this resource see the He Kohinga Rauemi ā-Ipurangi website or view the online version.
He Kohinga Pānui Whakaahua: Te Reo Pūtaiao
A set of 15 science posters including the muscular, respiratory, digestive, and blood systems; water, carbon, and nitrogen cycles; science equipment; an elements table; and more. For more information about this resource see the He Kohinga Rauemi ā-Ipurangi website.
This facility allows you to contribute resources about science that you have created for the classroom, or make use of other teachers' resources, such as lesson plans, unit plans, activities, and assessment tasks.