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Advancing engineering and medical frontiers

Learn about the classification, structure, properties and uses of ceramic materials, and explore the world of advanced ceramics and the role they play in the engineering and medical fields.

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Finding your way around

There are several different ways to discover the site's resources and their related content, along with ideas for grouping them for teaching opportunities:

  • The collections contain groups of related resources about Ceramics.
  • The Connections tool is a visual interactive pathway to discovering the resources and related content for Ceramics.
  • The printable context overview will assist teachers to find pathways through this context and to plan lessons and units of work.

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    Hydroxyapatite as a bioceramic

    Bovine hydroxyapatite is being investigated as a possible human bone repair material. Instead of harvesting human bone (autografting) for use in the repair process, bovine hydroxyapatite is a...

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    Uses for advanced ceramics

    Advanced ceramics have an amazing range of properties and uses. They can be designed and engineered to solve just about any problem or challenge we face.

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    What are ceramics?

    ‘Ceramic’ comes from the Greek word meaning ‘pottery’. Today, the term ‘ceramic’ has a more expansive meaning. It includes non clay-based advanced ceramics, which are being increasingly...

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    Bone and tooth minerals

    The minerals found in human teeth and bones that give them their hardness and strength belong to a mineral family known as biological apatites.

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Temperature – the hot and the cold

This interactive highlights the critical role temperature plays in the world of...


NZ Research

NZ Research collection.
NZ Research collection. This collection provides information about the work of New Zealand’s world-class science and technology sectors in relation to Ceramics....

Science Ideas and Concepts

Science Ideas and Concepts collection.
Science Ideas and Concepts collection. Scientific study requires a basic knowledge and understanding of ideas and concepts. This collection explains the ideas that are...

Looking Closer

Looking Closer collection.
Looking Closer collection.
This collection contains a wide variety of resources and information about Ceramics, which supports the resources in the other...


People collection.
People collection. This collection introduces some of the people working or studying in the areas explored in Ceramics. Click on a name to find out more...

Teaching and Learning Approaches

Teaching and Learning Approaches collection.
Teaching and Learning Approaches collection. Student activities are the main feature of this collection, along with a variety of resources for teachers to use in exploring Ceramics.


Timeline collection.
Timeline collection. Over the last 100 years, new classes of ceramics have been developed. Explore this timeline to see how these advanced ceramics can...

Question Bank

Question Bank collection.
Question Bank collection. An inquiry approach is a method often used in science education. The question bank provides an initial list of questions about Ceramics...

Key Terms

Key Terms collection.
Key Terms collection. This resource provides explanations of the key concepts encountered when exploring Ceramics – the ‘basics’ that every student should...

Sci Media

Sci Media collection.
Sci Media collection. This collection is where you can find all the images, video clips, animations and interactives that relate to Ceramics.

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