The phosphorus cycle

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/961-the-phosphorus-cycle
Phosphorus is a chemical element found on Earth in numerous compound forms, such as the ...

What is silage?

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/2006-what-is-silage
Silage is preserved pasture. Making silage is an important way for farmers to feed cows and ...

Bioindicators

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1538-bioindicators
A bioindicator is a living organism that gives us an idea of the health of an ecosystem. Some ...

Soil formation

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/955-soil-formation
New Zealand has a wide variety of landscapes. A day’s sightseeing journey might include ...

Future uses of transgenic cows

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/880-future-uses-of-transgenic-cows
AgResearch scientists have generated transgenic cows with biomedical and agricultural ...

Economic impacts of GM crops

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/2180-economic-impacts-of-gm-crops
Can farmers make a profit from growing genetically modified (GM) food crops? Economic modelling ...

New Zealand’s National Science Challenges

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1112-new-zealand-s-national-science-challenges
As New Zealanders looking to the future, we are faced with many opportunities – and challenges ...

Farming development and changing landscapes

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/963-farming-development-and-changing-landscapes
Farming is a way of life in New Zealand. Farms cover about half of the country’s land and are ...

Make your own silage

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/2005-make-your-own-silage
Find out how students can make silage at school. You will need (per student group) A large ...

Farm management practices

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/969-farm-management-practices
Farming is an economic venture – farmers work the land to gain an income. Many New Zealand ...

Water quality

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1541-water-quality
The factors that affect water quality include where the water comes from, what is in the ...

Farming and environmental pollution

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/920-farming-and-environmental-pollution
New Zealand has had a reputation for being ‘clean and green’ – a country of environmental ...

How to play Aqua Republica

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1493-how-to-play-aqua-republica
Watch Deli Connell and guest presenter Carl Johnson from DHI Water New Zealand demonstrate how ...

History of New Zealand dairy farming

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/2095-history-of-new-zealand-dairy-farming
Dairy farming has changed significantly over the centuries, from hand milking to machine ...

Robotic milking

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/2089-robotic-milking
Dairy farming is New Zealand's biggest industry. However, the labour-intensive nature of dairy ...

Farming and the environment – timeline

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1575-farming-and-the-environment-timeline
Use this timeline to to find out about some key dates relating to discoveries about farming and ...

An introduction to Aqua Republica

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1358-an-introduction-to-aqua-republica
Gaming to understand the complexities of water catchment management Explore the inaugural New ...

Deforestation

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1456-deforestation
In pre-human times, almost all of New Zealand was covered in forest, with the exception of high ...

Aqua Republica Eco Challenge 2016

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1293-aqua-republica-eco-challenge-2016
What combines serious gaming with learning around the conflicting demands of people and the ...

Water issues

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1561-water-issues
In this activity, students investigate the issues surrounding water in their local area and ...

Biogeochemistry

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/958-biogeochemistry
Biogeochemistry is a big word. Biogeochemistry also covers an enormous field of study. It is a ...

Gaming for learning

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1864-gaming-for-learning
Serious gaming is growing in appeal across the education sector. This article explores gaming ...

Amazing ryegrass

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1741-amazing-ryegrass
Ryegrass is an important food for cattle, but it is also a favourite food of competing insects ...

Soil, farming and science – introduction

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/919-soil-farming-and-science-introduction
What do soil, farming and science have to do with each other? Actually, they are inextricably ...
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