Science Alive Mātauranga FAQ
Helping students to explore the wonder of science, innovation and technology online, like never before.
What is Science Alive Mātauranga?
Science Alive Mātauranga is a unique partnership between Science Alive Charitable Trust and Education Perfect. Together, under the same vision, content is being developed that aims to inspire young learners to develop 21st century skills that will equip them for the jobs of the future.
Does it cost?
Science Alive Mātauranga has been developed as a koha (gift) to all children of Aotearoa. There is no cost or time limit associated with this digital taonga.
How do I access Science Alive Mātauranga?
Once you have a teacher account, you can log in to the EP platform, and access Science Alive Mātauranga folder in the Content Library. Science Alive Mātauranga content is located in the Cross-Curricular subject area. Access these resources right now using your Teacher account here.
If you don’t have an EP account, you can request access to a teacher account here.
How do I add my students?
You can enrol your classes by following the instructions in our help guide How do I enrol my classes on Education Perfect? - or you can watch out quick 'How to' video here! If your school uses a Student Management System, you can export your class lists to send them directly through to us. Instructions on how to do this with MUSAC Edge can be found here. For other Student Management Systems, you can get in touch with your SMS admin for instructions.
What content is available?
Throughout the year, we will be releasing content that aligns with the Nature of Science framework of the New Zealand Curriculum. These strands include:
- The Living World
- Planet Earth and Beyond
- The Physical World
- The Material World
You can access these resources right now using your Teacher account here. Modules are being developed for Level 4 learners with strong relevance from Level 3.
This unique science resource has been specifically designed to enhance cross-curricular learning by seamlessly incorporating literacy, numeracy & kaupapa Māori throughout each lesson while also giving kaiako the ability to assess the learning material covered. These akoranga (lessons) can then be further built upon during classroom discussions and learning sessions.
Why is it called Science Alive Mātauranga?
Science Alive Charitable Trust and Education Perfect share a joint vision of creating a free resource powered by EP for all tamariki and kura in Aotearoa. This resource focuses on Science, Innovation and Technology while also organically threading Te Reo Māori and Mātauranga Māori (Māori knowledge, views, and perspectives) throughout each lesson and the associated activities.
Māori culture recognises that everything is connected and this is true in scientific learning as well. He waka eke noa! - We are all in this together! As a tribute to the generous contribution from the Science Alive Charitable Trust, that made this kaupapa possible, and the incorporation of Mātauranga Māori within our learning material, the name ‘Science Alive Mātauranga’ was born.
Our school blocks YouTube, how can I access the video material?
Content filtering software used by schools normally has an exceptions list, which allows schools to make exceptions for specific links which would otherwise be blocked. This list allows a specific list of URLs to be visited by students, while still enforcing the overall restriction on YouTube.
A full list of the YouTube links used on Education Perfect can be downloaded here. Your IT administration team should be able to grant students access to the listed URLs for you.
How do I find out more?
If you have any further questions about Science Alive Mātauranga or Education Perfect, feel free to get in touch. You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you as soon as possible.