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“59.5 Degrees South”, School Journal, level 3, August 2013

19 August 2013

Cover of the School Journal, level 3, August 2013

59.5 degrees south is the GPS position where the author dropped an Argo float into the Southern Ocean. This article is a recount of her journey on the NIWA ship, Kaharoa.

Find the Teacher Support Materials for “59.5 Degrees South” on Literacy Online. 

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Discussion starters

  • Characteristics of technology: Use this and other examples to describe examples of how technology has impacted on the natural world over time. (level 3)
  • Technological products: Describe the properties of materials used in particular products that can be measured objectively and that can be measured subjectively. (level 3)
  • Brief development: Use this and other examples to guide students to describe the physical and functional nature of an outcome (for example, what it looks like and what it can do) taking into account the need or opportunity, conceptual statements, and resources available. (level 3)

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