How elements are formed

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1727-how-elements-are-formed
Our world is made of elements and combinations of elements called compounds. An element is a ...

Development of the periodic table

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1804-development-of-the-periodic-table
Although elements such as gold, silver, tin, copper, lead and mercury have been known since ...

The essential elements

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1728-the-essential-elements
As our knowledge of the chemistry of living systems (biochemistry) increases, we learn more ...

Carbon cycle

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1569-carbon-cycle
The carbon cycle can seem like a complex process because there are many interacting parts ...

Non-renewable energy sources

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1570-non-renewable-energy-sources
Energy comes from many sources, and to describe these sources we use two terms: renewable and ...

Using isotopes as tracers

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1801-using-isotopes-as-tracers
Radioactive isotopes have many useful applications in a wide variety of situations, for ...

Light and telescopes

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1625-light-and-telescopes
The universe is full of amazing things, but we need help to see most of them. There are many ...

Metals, alloys and metal compounds

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1733-metals-alloys-and-metal-compounds
From titanium implants to new superconducting alloys to useful metal compounds, we are ...

What is energy?

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1572-what-is-energy
This is both a simple and complex question. Energy is in everything – it is often described as ...

Distances in space

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1624-distances-in-space
Distances in space are really, really big. The Voyager 1 spacecraft is heading out of our Solar ...

Big Bang theory

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1814-big-bang-theory
In this activity, students gain understanding of the role the Large Hadron Collider is playing ...

Renewable energy sources

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1571-renewable-energy-sources
Renewable energy is fuel that comes from a source that can be replenished in a short amount of ...

Periodic table of elements

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1726-periodic-table-of-elements
The periodic table of elements puts all the known elements into groups with similar properties ...

The structure of the nucleus

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1731-the-structure-of-the-nucleus
Scientists once thought the most fundamental building block of matter was a particle called the ...

Linking ideas, activities and lessons

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1825-linking-ideas-activities-and-lessons
In the primary classroom, even though teachers and students generally spend the day together ...

Carbon dioxide emissions calculator

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1588-carbon-dioxide-emissions-calculator
This activity requires access to two Internet sites: a carbon emissions calculator and a school ...

Titanium – metal of the future

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1803-titanium-metal-of-the-future
Titanium is being increasingly used in our modern society. It is light, strong and ...

Climate change, melting ice and sea level rise

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/2277-climate-change-melting-ice-and-sea-level-rise
One implication of climate change is sea level rise. Sea level is the average height of the ...

Nuclear energy

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1581-nuclear-energy
For many people, the term ‘nuclear energy’ is associated with negative events and feelings ...

Using solar energy

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1747-using-solar-energy
Solar energy is transformed into other energy forms for our use on Earth – energy for food ...

Energy sources through time – timeline

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1636-energy-sources-through-time-timeline
Use this timeline to explore how humans have relied on fossil fuels in the past and how we are ...

The Sun and white dwarfs

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1622-the-sun-and-white-dwarfs
Professor Denis Sullivan studies white dwarfs – small and dense stars that are cooling down ...

Solar energy

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1746-solar-energy
The Sun is the source of almost all our energy. It is a huge ball of hot gases that gives off ...

Alternative conceptions about energy

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1756-alternative-conceptions-about-energy
Our use of language in everyday life is often quite different to the language of scientists ...
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