The Frayer Model is an excellent model for defining concepts. It would work well alongside the Parts-Whole model which is great for defining things.
Article - Reading Strategies in the Science Classroom.
Primary School Resources from the NZTA that are inquiry-based and use SOLO taxonomy for learning progressions.
Looking for authentic contexts for learning? The UN Sustainable Development Goals could be a place to start.
A number of articles about Project-based Learning.
A great starting point for an inquiry - Planning Pathways Using Native Tree Resources.
Climate Change and Sustainability fit well with an inquiry approach. New MoE resources available.
"The whole City of Helsinki can be regarded as a large learning environment in which learners work actively."
I am a teacher with over 25 years of experience in the classroom. I am currently working for the Institute of Professional Learning at the University of Waikato, working with schools and teachers to aid them in using digital technologies to support learning and in implementing future-oriented pedagogies.