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Ministry of Education.

Connected teacher support materials 2004 – 2009

Connected is a series designed to show mathematics, science, and technology in the context of students’ everyday lives. The articles are intended to stimulate discussion and provide starting points for investigations by individuals, groups, or a whole class.

shared or guided reading approach to using these texts will support students in understanding the concepts and technical vocabulary. (See the Shared reading and Guided reading pages for suggestions on approaches to reading.)

  • Connected 1 is designed to appeal to year 3–4 students working at levels 1–2.
  • Connected 2 is designed to appeal to year 4–6 students working at levels 1–3.
  • Connected 3 is designed to appeal to year 5–8 students working at levels 2–4.

This section provides teachers’ notes for the Connected series (2004 – 2009). From 2008, printed teachers’ notes were no longer distributed with each issue of Connected. You can download and print out copies of teachers' notes here.  

2009

Connected 1

Connected 1 2009 cover image.

"Monsters of the Deep" Teachers' Notes 

"Te Papa's Colossal Squid" Teachers' Notes

"What's That?" Teachers’ Notes

Connected 2

Connected 2 2009 cover image.

"The Magic of Science" Teachers’ Notes

"Double, Double, Toilet Trouble!" Teachers’ Notes

"DNA Talks Every Time" Teachers’ Notes

"Dead Pigs with Maggots, Please!" Teachers’ Notes

Connected 3

Connected 3 2009 cover image.

"Eye Spy" Teachers’ Notes

"Aotearoa's Star" Teachers’ Notes

"Galileo's Legacy" Teachers’ Notes

"Tracking Jupiter's Moons" Teachers’ Notes

"Speed Freaks" Teachers’ Notes

"Close Up" Teachers’ Notes

"Mission to Jupiter" Teachers’ Notes

2008

Connected 1 and 2

Connected 1 and 2 2008 cover image.

"Buried Treasure" / "Bird Land" Teachers’ Notes

"The Big Chill and the Big Drill" / "Making Lakes and Making Quakes" Teachers’ Notes

Connected 3

Connected 3 2008 cover image.

"Planning a Playground" Teachers’ Notes

"Making Decisions with Bubble Graphs" Teachers’ Notes

"Jumping for Joules" Teachers’ Notes

"The Ozone Hole" Teachers’ Notes

2007

Connected 1

Connected 1 2007 cover image.

"A Trip to Nīkau Cave" / "The Secret Underground" Teachers’ Notes

"How to Make a Limestone Cave" Teachers’ Notes

"Counting Kōura" Teachers’ Notes

"Finding Friday" Teachers’ Notes

Connected 2

Connected 2 2007 cover image.

"Rice, Rice, Rice" / "Room 8's Rice Craze" Teachers’ Notes

"The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly" Teachers’ Notes

"The Invasion" Teachers’ Notes

"The Finishing Touch" Teachers’ Notes

Connected 3

Connected 3 2007 cover image.

"Back to the Drawing Board" Teachers’ Notes

"A Vanishing Art" / "Tomorrow's Tapa" Teachers’ Notes

"A Bird in the Hand" Teachers’ Notes

"A New Life for Old Machines" Teachers’ Notes

2006

Connected 1

Connected 1 2006 cover image.

"The Ice Hotel" Teachers’ Notes

"The Sands of St Clair" Teachers’ Notes

"How to Drink a Rose" Teachers’ Notes

"Nailing it Down" Teachers’ Notes

"What's for Lunch?" Teachers’ Notes

Connected 2

Connected 2 2006 cover image.

"I Miss my Pet" Teachers’ Notes

"Sniff, Swing, Swipe" Teachers’ Notes

"Patterns of Light" / "What is Light?" Teachers’ Notes

"The Big Race" Teachers’ Notes

Connected 3

Connected 3 2006 cover image.

"What's so Special about Sea Worms?" / "The Adventures of Gary the Worm" Teachers’ Notes

"Marine Worms: The Weird and the Wonderful" Teachers’ Notes

"The Secret Life of Estuaries" Teachers’ Notes

"Kynan's Positive and Negative Adventures" Teachers’ Notes

2005

Connected 1

Connected 1 2005 cover image.

"Snailville - A Great Place to Visit?" Teachers’ Notes

"The Shell Collector" / "A Safe Home for Snails" / "On the Snail Trail" Teachers’ Notes

"Centre Stage" Teachers’ Notes

"Super Toy Makers" Teachers’ Notes

Connected 2

Connected 2 2005 cover image.

"Creeping Along" / "Living on a Lava Flow" Teachers’ Notes

"Room 5's Amazing Meeting Seating" Teachers’ Notes

"Pond Puzzler" Teachers’ Notes

"Sticking with it" Teachers’ Notes

Connected 3

Connected 3 2005 cover image.

"Our Pātaka" Teachers’ Notes

"Te Aute" / "Rescuing Paper" Teachers’ Notes

"Paper Colourscapes" Teachers’ Notes

"The Right Beat" Teachers’ Notes

2004

Connected 1

Connected 1 2004 cover image.

"Multiplication Monday" Teachers’ Notes

"A Bird's Breakfast" Teachers’ Notes

"All in a Flap" Teachers’ Notes

"Air, Air, Everywhere" Teachers’ Notes

"A Sprinkle Here, a Sprinkle There" Teachers’ Notes

"The Winds of Tāwhirimātea" Teachers’ Notes

Connected 2

Connected 2 2004 cover image.

"A Cinter Netta Search" Teachers’ Notes

"Of Elbows and Eels" Teachers’ Notes

"Thunder and Lightning" Teachers’ Notes

"Hard Ice, Soft Ice" Teachers’ Notes

"Time Zones" Teachers’ Notes

"Oops!" Teachers’ Notes

Connected 3

Connected 3 2004 cover image.

"Close Encounters" / "A Tragedy at Sea" Teachers’ Notes

"Down for the Count" Teachers’ Notes

"Wonderful Water" Teachers’ Notes

"Eco-friendly Inventions" Teachers’ Notes

Acknowledgments

Connected was published on behalf of the Ministry of Education by Learning Media Limited. These online Teachers’ Notes were developed for the Ministry of Education by Learning Media Limited.

The Ministry of Education and Learning Media wish to thank all of those involved in preparing these Teachers’ Notes.

Published on: 12 Feb 2014




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