Dear Parents and Caregivers,
There is about 4.5 hours of short videos, quizzes and polls created from around NZ, Australia and the South Pacific. Children can choose their own pathway and learn about the magnificent underwater world.
Here’s the link:
And also the link for how it can be used by teachers in classrooms:
Below is some feedback from people who have used these links:
Liz Manley, Principal of Woodlands Park Primary School, New Zealand “This is an excellent interactive resource for children and teachers. It is stimulating and engaging and Riley is a fabulous role model to young people. The largely New Zealand content is authentic and trustworthy. The message that each one of us, no matter how young or old can make a difference, is a powerful and relevant one.
The Young Ocean Explorers Interactive Documentary website is a strong science resource. Science for primary school children should be about hooking into children’s curiosity, the awe and wonder they have about the world around them. This website does that with quirky facts and videos which make the experience come alive for the user. It is also a visual language and reading resource – children love quizzes and polls and there are plenty of these. The website is a scaffold for writing too, with examples of different types of writing. Some of our reluctant writers love facts and are happy to create quizzes and polls of their own or write reports… “
Teacher “Fantastic, as soon as I opened the site I knew our children would absolutely LOVE IT!!! The Quizzes are so cool and believe it or not the kids are hung up on “the girls” enthusiasm when she is speaking about the things she loves.”
Parent“I did an activity with my son, who is an ESOL student. He watched a video and then he pretended to be a scientist and gave a presentation in front of the whole family about the facts he learned from that video. He was so confident!”
Kind regards Cecilia Fa’alili