Professional Development


Professional Development for Primary and Pre Schools

Feel you need more science  at your school or early learning centre but you're not sure how to go about it? I am a trained Primary School Teacher who is passionate about teaching science.

"Great presentation, relaxed atmosphere, practical learning."

Sally, Havelock North

"It was hands on, entertaining and easy to understand"

Jude, Auckland

I am currently running workshops through NZEI in Gore, Dunedin and Invercargil, and Teacher Talk in Wellington.

Workshop 1: Science is Amazing!

  • Greetings
  • Fake Snow hands-on activity
  • Hands-on Flower Experiment with direct and immediate applications for your children.
  • Introduction to Dr K’s Interactive Science Table
  • Workshop close


Workshop 2: It’s Not Magic It’s Science

  • Greetings
  • Sometimes it looks like magic demonstration
  • Hands-on Helicopter experiment with direct and immediate applications for your children.
  • Dr K’s Interactive Science Table – focus on sorting
  • Workshop close


I can run professional development to excite your teaching staff and inspire everyone to do science in their classrooms.  Learn how to work within the Science Learning Area of the New Zealand Curriculum, foster the Values of curiosity and inquiry and develop the Key Competences.  I also share ideas on how to link science to other curriculum areas.  I can tailor a visit to support you in any area of science or show you that with a few, very simple resources you can transform science at your school.

E-mail Dr K at for further information and a quote.