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Student self-assessments

  • Your students can complete the online pre-test and post-test (link to come) student self-assessment forms for this field trip. Once completed you can email barrie.matthews@core-ed.org to have your class submissions extracted and emailed to you. It's OK if just some of your students have filled them in or if they have submitted either self-assessment rather than both.
  • Students could also try this post field trip activity, How much have I learnt? - Word (27k) | PDF (131k).

Web conference resources

  • Web conference activity: Students can work on this activity while they listen to live or recorded web conferences - PDF (118k) | Google Doc. Notes from these pages could be shared to help put together the class web conference summary
  • Web Conference summary: The class web conference summary can be done in a format of your own choosing, but feel free to use the web conference summary sheet - PDF (78k) | Google Doc. We'd love to share your ideas on the field trip website and help your students feel valued for their efforts. Please send your class summary to andrew.penny@core-ed.org.


  • Planning Sequence example for a virtual field trip - PDF (178k) | Google Doc.
  • Video question sheet - Word (31k) | PDF (217k) | Google Doc. To use for each video (based on SOLO Taxonomy).
  • EPIC: Through EPIC the Ministry of Education has paid a subscription on behalf of all registered New Zealand schools to access a range of quality, educational e-resources. For information about how to register with EPIC go to http://www.epic.org.nz/. More information is at https://www.tki.org.nz/epic2. If you are unsure if your school is registered ask your librarian or principal.


  • Go to the NZTA education portal for teacher resources on road safety and more.
  • Active Travel Action - Inquiry learning resource for Years 5-8 students that builds students' citizenship competencies in response to transport issues.
  • Find out more about Road to Zero strategy.
  • Road Safety Week - coordinated by road safety charity Brake and involving hundreds of schools, organisations and communities each year.
  • Read the New Zealand road code to learn more about how to safely use the road.
  • Search the National Library for road safety resources.
  • The LEARNZ Team think that joining the NZASE and staying connected through its email newslettter will help you become a better teacher of science.

Getting to School

Tools and resources for schools to promote safe, sustainable, active travel to school, and address congestion and safety issues around the school gate. Below are examples from four councils from around Aotearoa. Contact your local council about similar school travel programmes in your area.

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