New-to-ESS teacher resources
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Resources for new-to-ESS teachers
These resources are aimed at those teachers, of whatever age or experience, who are new to teaching Earth and Space Science topics, ready for NCEA L1, 2 or 3 assessments.
Teachers who need a refresher, or to upskill themselves, will also find these resources useful.
Please email Jenny if you have any queries, or any requests for further resources and/or PLD.
Here are some useful links:
Level Three resources: Here are links to folders for all the L3 internal and external assessments.
Resources and hints useful for combined L2 | L3 classes: These resources show you how to save time if you have a combined class. There are also some very good ideas for 2.1 and 3.1 parctical investigations.
ESS Scholarship resources: Comprehensive notes and resources for teachers who are taking an ESS Scholarship class. Also, email Jenny if you need further help. A tutorial for new-to-ESS Scholarship teachers will be run in term 2.
New-to-ESS teacher resources: This folder contains resources for practical investigations (2.1 and 3.1), Research (2.2, 2.4 and 3.2), 91191 (Extreme Earth Events), 91192 (Stars and Planetary systems), 91415 (Aspects of Astronomy).
Webinars on 91413 (Oceans) and 91414 (Atmosphere) will be posted mid-year and put into this folder.
Gary Sparks' webinar on the "Secret Life of Stars: This is good background for 91192.
Common Misconceptions: Keith Hartle is doing a series of webinars on common misconceptions that students' write in exams. Sometimes we just don't know that students aren't understanding certain key concepts.