Seed dispersal

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/103-seed-dispersal
Plants make seeds that can grow into new plants, but if the seeds just fall to the ground under ...

Absolute dating

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1486-absolute-dating
Geologists often need to know the age of material that they find. They use absolute dating ...

Relative dating

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1485-relative-dating
Relative dating is used to arrange geological events, and the rocks they leave behind, in a ...

Plant reproduction without seeds

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/104-plant-reproduction-without-seeds
Not every plant grows from a seed. Some plants, like ferns and mosses, grow from spores. Other ...

Methods of pollination

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/102-methods-of-pollination
Flowering plants need to get pollen from one flower to another, either within a plant for ...

Date a dinosaur

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1479-date-a-dinosaur
Dinosaurs used to live in New Zealand. We know this because their fossils have been found in a ...

The seed-flower life cycle

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/101-the-seed-flower-life-cycle
Humans have many reasons to grow plants. We use them for food, for building materials, for ...

Pollinating kiwifruit

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/99-pollinating-kiwifruit
What usually happens when you cut up a piece of fruit to eat or to put in a salad? If it is an ...

Matching seeds and fruits

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/106-matching-seeds-and-fruits
In this activity, students use activity cards to match seeds with the fruits from which they ...

Observation: learning to see

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1400-observation-learning-to-see
In this activity, students discuss the importance of observation in science. They are given the ...

Native frogs

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1380-native-frogs
Frogs are vertebrates and belong to the class Amphibia. They are the only amphibians naturally ...

Fossil correlation

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1516-fossil-correlation
In this activity, students date fossils from one site by matching them to fossils already dated ...

Woolly sock walk

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/109-woolly-sock-walk
In this activity, students learn about seed dispersal by walking through a paddock or area of ...

Becoming human – hominins

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/2323-becoming-human-hominins
As humans, we’re curious about ourselves. Where did we come from? How did we evolve? Hominins ...

Dating the past - introduction

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1478-dating-the-past-introduction
“How old is it?” is one of the first questions you’ll probably ask when you see an interesting ...

Palaeogenomics and human evolution

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/2324-palaeogenomics-and-human-evolution
Genomics has opened up our understanding of ancient hominins and human evolution. Genomics is ...

Seeds, stems and spores – introduction

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/113-seeds-stems-and-spores-introduction
A plant reproduction resource for NZ Curriculum levels 1 and 2. Explore some of the science ...

Common foods and plant parts

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/105-common-foods-and-plant-parts
In this activity, students relate commonly eaten foods to different parts of the flowering ...

Growing new plants without seeds

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/110-growing-new-plants-without-seeds
In this activity, students learn how to grow plants from spores, bulbils, rhizomes, stolons ...

Evolutionary research – advancing our understanding of ...

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/2320-evolutionary-research-advancing-our-understanding-of-us
New technologies can extend our scientific understanding. They can also mean we have to throw ...

New Zealand Subantarctic Islands group

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1617-new-zealand-subantarctic-islands-group
The Auckland Islands are often described as a hotspot of biodiversity, with a wide variety of ...

Tuatara, temperature and translocation

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1182-tuatara-temperature-and-translocation
Associate Professor Alison Cree is a reproductive biologist, working in the Department of ...

Age of the earth – timeline

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1553-age-of-the-earth-timeline
This timeline provides a look at some of the historical aspects in finding out the age of the ...

Seed dispersal puppet play

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/108-seed-dispersal-puppet-play
In this activity, students use stick puppets to explain the various methods plants use to ...
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