1. Introduction to Science

Success Criteria

Your learning has been successful if you can do the following:


Learn these so you can communicate this concept well.

Lesson 1: Hei Mahi (Do Now)

Do Now: Word Scramble

You have 1 minute to memorise as many of these words as possible.

Research.         Biology.         Chemistry.         Physics.         Astronomy.         Earth.         Space.         Investigate.         Science.         Scientist.         Small.         Large.         Atom.         Dinosaur fossil.         Universe.          Electricity.          Radioactivity.          Behaviour.          Chimpanzee.          Antibiotics.          Medicine.          Motion.         Gravity.          Spectrum.

Lesson 1: Exit Task

In your Knowledge Book page 5:

Write a sentence to explain what Science is.

Write a sentence on why Science is an important subject.

What is Science and Who does it?

SCIENCE is the study of how things work in the world around us.

SCIENTISTS observe and carry out experiments to try and prove their theories. Science is not just for scientists though - it is for everyone, as every day we make decisions based on what we know and see. We all interact with Science thousands of time a day, from things as complex as WiFi on our smart phones to the most simple  thing as the air we breathe and food we eat. 

Science also teaches us about life. We learn about problem solving, perseverance and that not everything works the first time.

New Zealand has produced some world renowned scientists. Our best known is Lord Ernest Rutherford who was the first person to split the atom. In 1975 Joan Wiffen was the first person to find dinosaur bones in New Zealand and Allan Wilson looked at the evolution of New Zealanders.

Are there different kinds of Science?

Science is broken up into different areas of study. 

Tasks & Homework

Task 1: Knowledge Book pages 3-4
Vocabulary, Word list, Knowledge Questions and Using Knowledge


Access your own copy of this homework task on Google Classroom. 

1. Task - Research Famous Scientists and Inventors

Vocab Quiz

You can use this to practice your vocabulary.

Lesson 1. Vocab Test