INTERDISCIPLINARY SCIENCES IN PRACTICE
This tour is organized for students to explore New Zealand science applications in the field & in the classroom. Particular focus is on the applications of science in modern day case studies & as future career requirements for students. Middle high school students extend their learning significantly when exposed to such real world hands-on applications of science.
A key theme is the applications of science using field & industry examples & case studies. From waste water management to kiwifruit production, storage & transport to market, science will be explored & analysed. Visits will be made to various learning scenes & participants will discuss the merits & issues of education outside the classroom & the maximizing of reflection in the learning process.
We also include a range of examples using applications of field skills through environmental surveying, gradient & discharge of rivers & innovative practice in endangered species management which aide in the enquiry approach to student learning.
A focus of this study tour will prepare students & lead them to complete a project including research, testing & reaching a conclusion on a key science question of our time.