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 ...

Humans and the water cycle

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/726-humans-and-the-water-cycle
We are becoming increasingly aware of our impacts on nature, but unfortunately many of the ...

Non-Newtonian fluids

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1502-non-newtonian-fluids
Many people have heard of Sir Isaac Newton. He is famous for developing many scientific ...

Solids, liquids and gases

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/607-solids-liquids-and-gases
Water is the only common substance that is naturally found as a solid, liquid or gas. Solids ...

Rocket aerodynamics

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/392-rocket-aerodynamics
Rocket aerodynamics is the study of how air flows over a rocket and how this affects drag and ...

The ocean and the carbon cycle

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/689-the-ocean-and-the-carbon-cycle
The ocean plays an important role in the global carbon cycle. Carbon moves in and out of the ...

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 ...

Cell organelles

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/499-cell-organelles
Every cell in your body contains organelles (structures that have specific functions). Just ...

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 ...

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 ...

Waves as energy transfer

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/120-waves-as-energy-transfer
‘Wave’ is a common term for a number of different ways in which energy is transferred: In ...

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 ...

Calculating rocket acceleration

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/397-calculating-rocket-acceleration
How does the acceleration of a model rocket compare to the Space Shuttle? By using the ...

States of matter

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1499-states-of-matter
Anything that has mass is made up of matter – an all-encompassing word for atoms and molecules ...

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 ...

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 ...

Brief history of rockets – timeline

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1868-brief-history-of-rockets-timeline
This timeline looks at some of the historical aspects of rockets - taking science and ...

Preparing samples for the electron microscope

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/500-preparing-samples-for-the-electron-microscope
Electron microscopes are very powerful tools for visualising biological samples. They enable ...

Getting rockets into space

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/394-getting-rockets-into-space
Rockets launched into space can be suborbital (brief visit to space) or orbital (staying in ...

Lift-off

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/389-lift-off
A rocket will launch and keep speeding up as long as the force pushing it upwards (thrust) is ...

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 ...

Impacts of biotechnology on society

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1209-impacts-of-biotechnology-on-society
Biotechnology has helped improve the quality of people’s lives for over 10,000 years. Today’s ...

The water cycle

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/721-the-water-cycle
The Earth has a finite amount of water. The water that is here today is the same water that ...

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 ...
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