Role of proteins in the body

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/209-role-of-proteins-in-the-body
Proteins are molecules made of amino acids. They are coded for by our genes and form the basis ...

Meiosis, inheritance and variation

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/208-meiosis-inheritance-and-variation
Although we are all unique, there are often obvious similarities within families. Maybe you ...

Cell organelles

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

Magnification and resolution

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/495-magnification-and-resolution
Microscopes enhance our sense of sight – they allow us to look directly at things that are far ...

DNA, chromosomes and gene expression

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/206-dna-chromosomes-and-gene-expression
We hear about DNA all the time, whether it’s in a news story or the latest crime show on TV ...

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 ...

Developments in medical imaging – timeline

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1906-developments-in-medical-imaging-timeline
This timeline provides a look at some of major developments in medical imaging. 8 November 1895 ...

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 ...

Twins

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/210-twins
Twins are 2 offspring born from the same pregnancy. It is estimated that twins make up about 2% ...

Genetics: true or false?

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/212-genetics-true-or-false
In this activity, students use an interactive or paper-based graphic organiser to explore ...

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 ...

A closer look at the cell’s antenna

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/490-a-closer-look-at-the-cell-s-antenna
We know a lot about how cells work and about the organelles they contain (the nucleus ...

Understanding brain development

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/202-understanding-brain-development
We all have a genetic blueprint for development, but we know there are other factors that ...

Making connections in the brain

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/491-making-connections-in-the-brain
The human brain has a multitude of functions. As well as organising our thoughts, feelings and ...

Family resemblance: traits through generations

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/215-family-resemblance-traits-through-generations
In this activity, students simulate the passing of traits through three generations. The ...

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 ...

Looking at the brain with MRI

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/987-looking-at-the-brain-with-mri
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is one of the best techniques for imaging the brain because it ...

Cohesin proteins and human development

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/204-cohesin-proteins-and-human-development
Proteins have many different roles within our bodies. They are coded for by our genes and form ...

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 ...

See-through body – introduction

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1744-see-through-body-introduction
Finding out information about what is going on inside the body is a critical part of diagnosing ...

Stem cell therapy – a bird-brain idea?

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1966-stem-cell-therapy-a-bird-brain-idea
The idea that new nerve cells can grow in adult brains forms the basis of current research into ...

Dr Maggie-Lee Huckabee

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1018-dr-maggie-lee-huckabee
Position: Senior Lecturer, Researcher Field: Dysphagia research, speech and language therapy ...

See-through body – key terms

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1034-see-through-body-key-terms
Look inside medical imaging - finding out what’s happening inside is a critical part of ...
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