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 ...

Uses for UV

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1305-uses-for-uv
There are a variety of ways we put ultraviolet (UV) radiation to good use. Our skin and UV When ...

How microscopes magnify

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/496-how-microscopes-magnify
A microscope is something that uses a lens or lenses to make small objects look bigger and to ...

History of microscopy – timeline

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1692-history-of-microscopy-timeline
Microscopes let us view an invisible world – the objects around us that are too small to be ...

Exploring with microscopes – introduction

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/489-exploring-with-microscopes-introduction
We live in a beautiful world – and that beauty and complexity extends far beyond what humans ...

Which microscope is best?

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/523-which-microscope-is-best
In this activity, students use the Which microscope? interactive to learn about various types ...

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) ...

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 ...

Exploring with microscopes – key terms

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/525-exploring-with-microscopes-key-terms
Taking a closer look at our world Microscopes let us view an invisible world – the objects ...

Exploring with microscopes – question bank

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/2473-exploring-with-microscopes-question-bank
An inquiry approach is a method often used in science education. The question bank provides an ...

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 ...

Write a secret message

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/551-write-a-secret-message
In this activity, students use a UV light-emitting diode pen to write secret messages and ...

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 ...

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 ...

Understanding UV and skin cancer – timeline

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1737-understanding-uv-and-skin-cancer-timeline
This provides a timeline of events related to UV from both a living world and a physical world ...

Liz Girvan

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/517-liz-girvan
Position: Microscopist, Field: Microscopy, Organisation: Microscopy Otago. Liz Girvan is a ...

Glow-worms may help medical breakthroughs

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/2462-glow-worms-may-help-medical-breakthroughs
Otago University scientist Dr Miriam Sharpe received funding in 2010 from the Foundation for ...

Rock fluorescence

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1364-rock-fluorescence
In this activity, students use UVA and UVB light sources to identify certain kinds of minerals ...

You, me and UV – question bank

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/2521-you-me-and-uv-question-bank
An inquiry approach is a method often used in science education. The question bank provides an ...