Using Supernova as a teaching resource

A handy index of the issues we’ve published so far and how you can use them as teaching resources.

We specifically focus on a CAPS-aligned curriculum in this index, but even if you’re not using a CAPS-aligned curriculum, you may still find it useful to know what we have published should you be looking for extra material.

Social sciences: History

Term 1

We haven’t written anything that fits into term one just yet!

Term 2

Learning from leaders:

Term 3

Transport through the ages

Term 4

We haven’t written anything that fits into term four just yet!

Social sciences: Geography

Term 1

We haven’t written anything that fits into term one just yet!

Term 2

We haven’t written anything that fits into term two just yet!

Term 3

Food and farming in South Africa

  • Dairy farming in South Africa (Vol 2.4)
  • Where does food come from (Vol 6.2)
  • People working on farms (Vol 6.2)
  • Farm regions in South Africa  (Vol 5.3)

Term 4

We haven’t written anything that fits into term four just yet!

Natural sciences

Term 1

Life & living structures:

  • Plants and animals

Animals: Chimpanzees (Vol 1.2), Rhinos (Vol 1.4 and Vol 6.4), South Africa’s ruminants (Vol 2.4) The Coelacanth and Reptiles of SA (Vol 2.5), Owls (Vol 3.1), Sharks (Vol 3.2), The Mantis Shrimp (Vol 3.3 and Vol 7.1), Dogs (Vol 3.4), Microraptors and Turtles of South Africa (Vol 3.6), Horses, monkeys of SA (Vol 4.2), The butterfly migration, leopards (Vol 4.3), The Western Leopard Toad (Vol 4.4), Whales (Vol 5.1), Vultures (Vol 5.2), Shongololos (Vol 5.3), The bat (Vol 5.4), The mimic octopus (Vol 5.5), Pangolins (Vol 5.6), Servals (Vol 6.1), African Penguins (Vol 6.2), Honey Badgers (Vol 6.3), Elephants and Snakes (Vol 6.5), Elephant Shrews (Vol 6.6), The Black (Verreaux) Eagle, Three-horned chameleon, Tufted deer, Horned Desert viper, Spider Starfish, Maned Wolf, Panda Ant, Hummingbird Hawk Moth, Crusifix Toad, Glass Frog (Vol 7.1), Tidal Pools (Vol 7.2), Wild Dogs (Vol 7.3)

Plants: Climate Change (Vol 1.3), Fynbos (Vol 1.6), South Africa’s Wetlands (Vol 2.6), Tremendous Trees (Vol 3.3), The Wildness you live in (Vol 3.4), Our amazing Earth, The great Pacific Garbage Patch, Killer Plants (Vol 4.1), How nature glows glows with bio-luminescence (Vol 4.4), Aloes (Vol 4.5), Mangroves (Vol 4.6), Fungi (Vol 5.5), Phytophthora – the plant destroyers (Vol 5.6), Seeds (Vol 6.4), Radio-carbon dating (Vol 7.1) I want to be a botanist (Vol 7.2)

Term 2

We haven’t written anything that fits into term two just yet!

Term 3

Energy & change & structures

Term 4

Earth and beyond (planets and the sun, moon, and stars)

Social sciences: History

Term 1

Hunter-gatherers and herders in SA:

Term 2

The first farmers in SA

  • Nelson Mandela (Vol 3.4)
  • Nguni settlers, Dutch colonies, British settlers (Vol 6.6)

Term 3

Ancient African Society: 

Term 4

The Heritage Trail: 

  • The Rainbow Nation: San to British Settlers, how SA was peopled (Vol 6.6)
  • UNESCO World heritage sites (Vol 6.2)

Social sciences: Geography

Term 1

Maps Skills: 

  • Map of Africa to be coloured in (Vol 5.1)

Term 2

Physical features of maps

  • Famous landmarks: Potbelly Hill, Stonehenge, Egyptian Pyramids, Temple of Athena, Great Wall of China, Metropolis of Teotihuacan, the Moai statues (Vol 6.6)
  • South African landmarks: Huguenot monument, San rock paintings, The Castle of Good Hope,  (Vol 6.6) and UNESCO World heritage sites: Fossil hominid sites, Richtersveld, Robben Island, Vredefort Dome (Vol 6.2)

Term 3

Nothing here yet!  

Term 4

Minerals and mining in SA 

  • Gold mining briefly mentioned in Vol 7.5 in the Earth’s Core article

Natural sciences

Term 1

Matter, material and structures:

 

Term 2

Energy, change and mechanisms

  • Energy, change, kinetic energy, electrical energy, electricity, renewable and non-renewable resources (Vol 7.5 – release date June/July 2018)
  • Activity illustrating energy, change, and mechanisms (Vol 7.5 – release date June/July 2018)
  • Concepts of energy (Vol 1.1 )
  • Forms of energy (Vol 1.1 )

Term 3

Life, living mechanisms

Animals: Chimpanzees (Vol 1.2), Rhinos (Vol 1.4 and Vol 6.4), South Africa’s ruminants (Vol 2.4) The Coelacanth and Reptiles of SA (Vol 2.5), Owls (Vol 3.1), Sharks (Vol 3.2), The Mantis Shrimp (Vol 3.3 and Vol 7.1), Dogs (Vol 3.4), Microraptors and Turtles of South Africa (Vol 3.6), Horses, monkeys of SA (Vol 4.2), The butterfly migration, leopards (Vol 4.3), The Western Leopard Toad (Vol 4.4), Whales (Vol 5.1), Vultures (Vol 5.2), Shongololos (Vol 5.3), The bat (Vol 5.4), The mimic octopus (Vol 5.5), Pangolins (Vol 5.6), Servals (Vol 6.1), African Penguins (Vol 6.2), Honey Badgers (Vol 6.3), Elephants and Snakes (Vol 6.5), Elephant Shrews (Vol 6.6), The Black (Verreaux) Eagle, Three-horned chameleon, Tufted deer, Horned Desert viper, Spider Starfish, Maned Wolf, Panda Ant, Hummingbird Hawk Moth, Crusifix Toad, Glass Frog (Vol 7.1), Tidal Pools (Vol 7.2), Wild Dogs (Vol 7.3), Giraffes (Vol 7.4), Arachnids ( Vol 7.5)

  • Food chains and flow of energy (Vol 6.2)

Term 4

Life, Living, Earth and beyond (planets and the sun, moon, and stars)

Grades 6 – 9 coming soon. Email us on mail@bkpublishing.co.za to enquire about a specific subject so long!