Does blood have magnetic properties?

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1010-does-blood-have-magnetic-properties
Blood contains haemoglobin. Haemoglobin is an iron (Fe) containing protein that transports ...

Plasmas explained

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/238-plasmas-explained
We happily live in the Earth’s gaseous lower atmosphere composed of a mixture of gases – ...

Space plasma

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/243-space-plasma
Stars like our Sun are made of ionised gas known as plasma. In fact, space is dominated by ...

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 ...

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/997-magnetic-resonance-imaging-mri
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can be used to detect things an X-ray can’t. MRI can look for ...

Fossil compasses

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1488-fossil-compasses
The Earth has a magnetic field around it, and some magnetic minerals line up with that field. A ...

Exploring magnetism

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/2549-exploring-magnetism
In this recorded professional learning session, Lyn Rogers and Dr Simon Taylor explore aspects ...

Making a weather vane and compass

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/2203-making-a-weather-vane-and-compass
The earliest weather vane we know about was in Greece in 48 BC, erected in honour of the Greek ...

Probing fridge magnets

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1655-probing-fridge-magnets
In this activity, students investigate the pattern of magnetic fields on a fridge magnet. This ...

n-back test

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1031-n-back-test
In this activity, students practise and then design n-back tests. By the end of this activity ...

Introducing magnetism

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/2562-introducing-magnetism
Magnetism is a fascinating invisible force – it influences the environment around it. A magnet ...

Mapping the Milky Way’s magnetic field

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/2136-mapping-the-milky-way-s-magnetic-field
Astronomers at Victoria University were part of an international team led by Germany’s Max ...

Meissner effect – Nick Strickland video clips

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1789-meissner-effect-nick-strickland-video-clips
In this activity, students watch video clips of IRL research scientist Dr Nick Strickland ...

Investigating magnetism

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/2563-investigating-magnetism
Magnetism is an engaging context for science learning, and investigating the properties of ...

Sir Paul Callaghan

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/2309-sir-paul-callaghan
Professor Sir Paul Callaghan (1947–2012), physicist and founding director of the MacDiarmid ...

Spinsolve making nuclear magnetic resonance accessible

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/2408-spinsolve-making-nuclear-magnetic-resonance-accessible
A New Zealand-designed benchtop nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectrometer called Spinsolve ...

Using magnetism

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/2561-using-magnetism
What is magnetism used for? Do you have fridge magnets? Have you ever noticed that the ...

Making an electromagnet

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/2564-making-an-electromagnet
Magnetism and electricity are forces generated by the movement of electrons. They are both ...