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Pam Hook

The ultimate guide to using SOLO Taxonomy in science

The ultimate guide to using SOLO Taxonomy in science

Melting chocolate and creating foaming snakes are both strategies to build science students’ observation powers in Pam Hook and Willem Tolhoek’s latest book. It presents simple experiments from familiar contexts to guide science students as they investigate the...

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In conversation: An update from Pam Hook

In conversation: An update from Pam Hook

When you stare into the eye of a whitebait... The invitation to present to the West Coast Principals’ Conference at Franz Josef offered many unanticipated adventures.   Peering out the window of the Beechcraft 1900D on my way from Christchurch to Hokitika I...

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