Explore some of the fascinating Kiwi innovators and inventions that have been created in New Zealand’s history. In this Kiwi Innovators unit, students will learn about 24 New Zealand Inventors and their creative ideas, apply this knowledge by exploring digital links, and put their own design skills to the test with creative challenges. Both a paper-based and digital option are included so you can use this in the way that suits you best – great for distance learning or as part of a Famous New Zealanders unit.
This resource links to the NZ Curriculum for Technology, Social Sciences (NZ History), and Reading.
Our Kiwi Innovators Unit includes the following resources about New Zealand Inventors:
24 task card challenges (passages and follow-up activities)
Understand, Apply and Create activities are included (higher-order thinking skills)
A full set of digital passages and follow up activities
20 vocabulary word wall labels with definitions
A large display poster (A4 and A2 sizes included)
A full set of answers
Links to the NZ Curriculum for Technology, Social Sciences, and Reading.
The Apply section of this resource uses QR codes. You will need access to a digital device e.g. tablet, iPad, or phone that can scan QR codes (there are many free apps you can use). You will also need to have access to Youtube for many of the digital weblinks.
You can also access these web links using the Google Slides version of this resource, which is included.