The Science Learning Hub is developed by educators and teachers in collaboration with New Zealand scientists to provide resources for teachers of students up to year 10. It is funded by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment and managed by the University of Waikato.
Just published is a Planet Earth and Beyond resource for NZ Curriculum levels 1 and 2. This new Science Story is an introduction to the science behind earthquakes and volcanoes with hands-on activities using simple models to explain some of the happenings inside our Earth.
Graphs are a rich source of data. For the competitive cyclist, graphs are essential to help work out the best power strategy.
In this activity, students analyse graphs of speed and force for Alison Shanks, one of New Zealand’s world champion cyclists, in the women’s 3000 metre individual pursuit track cycling event.