Positive and negative effects of UV

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1304-positive-and-negative-effects-of-uv
The Earth’s atmosphere blocks most of the Sun’s UV radiation from penetrating through the ...

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 ...

Light basics

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/171-light-basics
Light is a form of energy produced by a light source. Light is made of photons that travel very ...

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 ...

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 ...

What is UV?

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1303-what-is-uv
Ultraviolet (UV) light is part of a family of radiations called the electromagnetic (EM) ...

UV and curing

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1310-uv-and-curing
Electromagnetic radiation can act both as a series of waves and as a stream of particles that ...

The electromagnetic spectrum – picture dictation

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1033-the-electromagnetic-spectrum-picture-dictation
In this picture dictation activity, students use a range of skills to investigate some ways ...

You, me and UV – introduction

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/217-you-me-and-uv-introduction
Often we hear of ultraviolet radiation (UV) in the media. The message given is that it is a ...

Radiation

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/998-radiation
Radiation simply means the emission (sending out) of energy from a source. It could be a ...

Māui and the Sun

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1752-maui-and-the-sun
In this activity, students are introduced to the concept of harnessing the Sun’s energy for our ...

Make an electric motor

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/2185-make-an-electric-motor
Three historic discoveries were instrumental in the development of electric motors – the ...

Space revealed – introduction

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1620-space-revealed-introduction
Astronomers studying space have two big problems: A lot of things in space seem invisible – ...

Space revealed – question bank

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/2522-space-revealed-question-bank
An inquiry approach is a method often used in science education. The question bank provides an ...

Planet hunting

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1621-planet-hunting
Hundreds of extrasolar planets (around other stars) have been found using several methods ...

Hunt the planet

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1628-hunt-the-planet
In this activity, students explore the transit method of searching for planets. They plot ...

Monitoring UV

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/223-monitoring-uv
Dr Richard McKenzie, a senior scientist for the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric ...

You, me and UV – unit plan

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1367-you-me-and-uv-unit-plan
The hole in the ozone layer is a problem for all New Zealanders because it allows greater ...

History of planet hunting – timeline

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1634-history-of-planet-hunting-timeline
Since finding all the planets in our Solar System, the search was on for planets around other ...

Colliding galaxies

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1623-colliding-galaxies
The 100 billion galaxies in the universe are not just scattered randomly in space. Most ...

You, me and UV – key terms

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1736-you-me-and-uv-key-terms
This resource provides explanations of the key concepts encountered when exploring ultraviolet ...

Dr Melanie Johnston-Hollitt

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1626-dr-melanie-johnston-hollitt
Position: Associate Professor, Field: Radio Astronomy, Organisation: School of Chemical and ...

Children’s exposure to UV

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/218-children-s-exposure-to-uv
Researchers like Richard McKenzie have shown that summer radiation in New Zealand has the ...
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