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Self Assessments

Your students can complete the online pre-test and post-test student self-assessment forms for this field trip. Once completed you can email help@learnz.org.nz 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.

Web conference resources

  • Possible question starters for Web conferences based on Chuck Weiderhold's (1993) Question Matrix and also includes a separate piece on open-ended questions - Word (38k) | PDF (27k)
  • What's the Plan, Stan? web conference activity: Students can work on this activity while they listen to live or recorded web conferences - PDF (167k) | Google Doc. Notes from these pages could be shared to help put together the web conference summary sheet.
  • Web conference summary sheet: The web conference summary can be done in a format of your own choosing, but feel free to use the web conference summary sheet - Word (29k) | PDF (113k) | Google Doc. We'd love to share your ideas on the 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.

Links and downloads

  • The new look What’s the Plan Stan? resource is here! This well-known guide for teaching emergency preparedness in primary classrooms is now online at www.whatstheplanstan.govt.nz.
    Take a look at the content here in this PDF
  • What's the Plan, Stan? on EPIC - results for 'natural hazards' listed on the EPIC NZ Geographic database.

New Zealand disasters 

with thanks to Christchurch City Libraries

Cyclones and floods

Earthquakes, landslides and volcanoes



School journal resources 

  • Idea City (PDF)
  • Earthquake (PDF)
  • Monsoon Flood (PDF)
  • Quake, Rattle and Roll (PDF)
  • A Silly Story (PDF)
  • Low Tide (PDF)
  • The Big Dig (PDF)