Inquiry Learning- Kath Murdoch
This teaching model follows a sequence of activities and experiences to build on and challenge student perceptions. The sequence is inquiry based – it begins with student’s prior knowledge and experience and moves through a deliberate process that helps the knowledge to be extended, challenged and refined.


Sequence of activities
Tuning in
Finding outSorting outGoing furtherMaking connectionsTaking action.

Here is a powerpoint explaining each of the stagesexternal image vnd.ms-powerpoint.png



Term 4




Term 3







Term 2

Term 1

What is under the sea and how can we look after it?

Stingrays
http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/sharks-and-rays/page-8
Octopus
http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/octopus-and-squid/page-4
Crabs
http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/crabs-crayfish-and-other-crustaceans/page-2
Sea-weed
http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/seaweed
Gulls
http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/gulls-terns-and-skuas/page-2
Chiton
http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/shellfish/page-6
Sea snails
http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/shellfish/page-2
Starfish
http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/starfish-sea-urchins-and-other-echinoderms