Essential Resources believes in learning. We help teachers teach and students learn.
Our resources are strongly grounded in what works in the classroom, giving teachers lesson plans, tools and strategies they need to make a difference. They support students’ learning through every stage of their schooling, ensuring students excel and can apply their learning to numerous meaningful contexts.
Engaging and of high interest, they are developed to provide students with the skills necessary to become analytical thinkers, problem solvers and idea generators, and to succeed in a multinational work environment.
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Add real substance to students’ science expertise with this versatile series of differentiated activities that can slot readily into the classroom programme. Book 1 takes students on a tour of Earth and our solar system as it explores, for example, how vitamins relate to the universe through the intervening connections of cells, carbohydrates and proteins, the food chain, the water cycle, light energy and the sun. Book 2 takes longer stopovers to examine topics in more detail while developing more complex scientific thinking skills such as classification and structured observation.
Brenda Greene gained an MSc from Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand and worked as a scientist, publishing papers on the genetics and conservation of New Zealand birds. She gained a Diploma in Teaching and Learning from Canterbury University, and taught science at the Orana Wildlife
Park and in Christchurch secondary schools. She enjoys hands-on science, and is always inventing new experiments for her students to do.