Each week during term time (except the first and last week) the team from Science Alive bring their Science Snippets sessions into our libraries. Excellent Science Alive educators lead children through interactive activities to stimulate their interest in science, and there is something to take home every week! There is a different theme for each session and this coming week from Monday 30 May it's Matariki.
You are sure to learn all about Matariki and the stars. We have a great page for kids about Matariki. Learn all about Matariki and traditions, what happens at Matariki and find some cool colouring pages.
Here are some great nonfiction books that we have in the library if you want to learn more about Matariki and the stars:
- Celebrating Matariki by Libby Hakaraia
- Stories from Our Night Sky by Melanie Drewery
- Tane and the Stars by Ron Bacon
- Night Sky Atlas by Robin Scagell
- Super Stars by David A. Aguilar
- Stars by Margaret J. Goldstein
- Stars and Constellations by Raman Prinja
- For more nonfiction about stars search the catalogue for Stars - Children's Nonfiction.
Here are some stories about Matariki and stars to read too:
- Matariki by Sharon Holt
- Matariki by Melanie Drewery
- The Little Kiwi's Matariki by Nikki Slade-Robinson
- The Seven Stars of Matariki by Toni Rolleston-Cummins
- The Seven Kites of Matariki by Calico McClintock
- Daniel's Matariki Feast by Rebecca Beyer
- Henry's Stars by David Elliot
- Stars by Mary Lyn Ray
- For more stories about Matariki search the catalogue for Matariki
- For more stories about stars search the catalogue for Stars - Children's Fiction
We also have some fantastic eResources with heaps of information about stars. Check these out:
- Britannica Library Kids- a search for 'stars' gives you information about stars, with different levels of information for different ages.
- World Book Kids - a search for 'stars' gives you some basic information about stars, along with some suggestions for other topics you might like to look at for more information.
- National Geographic Kids - a search for 'stars' gives you some great information from the National Geographic Kids magazine as well as access to several eBooks about stars and the solar system.
More information about Science Alive's Science Snippets.