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 ...

Macronutrients

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/534-macronutrients
Nutrients are substances needed for growth, energy provision and other body functions ...

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 ...

NZ skin cancer statistics

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1329-nz-skin-cancer-statistics
Skin cancer is the most common cancer in New Zealand. New skin cancers total about 67,000 per ...

How do people find out that they have cancer?

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1012-how-do-people-find-out-that-they-have-cancer
Cancer is often discovered when people go to their doctor because they have discovered a lump ...

Nanoscience explained

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1640-nanoscience-explained
‘Nano’ means small, right? Sort of. To scientists, ‘nano’ doesn’t just mean small. It means ...

Skin cancer risk factors

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1331-skin-cancer-risk-factors
Certain people are at a higher risk than others of developing skin cancer. A person’s risk for ...

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) ...

What is cancer?

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/989-what-is-cancer
Cancer is a word that can send shockwaves through a family. In some cases, it is completely ...

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 ...

Squamous cell carcinoma

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1324-squamous-cell-carcinoma
A squamous cell carcinoma is a malignant tumour of the squamous epithelial cells. Squamous ...

Melanoma

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1326-melanoma
Melanoma is the most serious form of skin cancer. It begins in the melanocyte cells of the ...

Skin cancer

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1321-skin-cancer
Research shows a clear link between UV and skin cancer. The skin of an average adult has a ...

Quantum dots and medical research

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1645-quantum-dots-and-medical-research
Nanoscale silicon quantum dots are being developed in New Zealand. They will be able to locate ...

The problem with sunbeds

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1333-the-problem-with-sunbeds
UV in sunbeds is 3–8 times stronger than the midday summer sun. Anyone who uses a sunbed ...

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 ...

Characteristics of normal and cancerous cells

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1027-characteristics-of-normal-and-cancerous-cells
In this activity, students complete a graphic organiser to explore the characteristics of ...

Sea sponges and rongoā

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1593-sea-sponges-and-rongoa
Rongoā is the Māori term for medicines produced from native flora and fauna. Rongoā are still ...

Improving breast cancer detection

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/984-improving-breast-cancer-detection
A simple technique for looking for breast cancer involves feeling the breasts for an unusual ...

Basal cell carcinoma

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1323-basal-cell-carcinoma
Basal cell carcinomas are the most common and the least dangerous form of skin cancer. They ...

Dr Richard Watts

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1021-dr-richard-watts
Position: Lecturer and Director of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Field: Medical physics and ...

Melanoma spread pattern model

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/221-melanoma-spread-pattern-model
Hayley Reynolds, from the Auckland Bioengineering Institute, is developing a computerised 3D ...

You, me and UV – unit plan

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1367-you-me-and-uv-unit-plan
The hole in the ozone layer is a problem for all New Zealanders because it allows greater ...

Dr Sean Bulley

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/543-dr-sean-bulley
Position: Senior research scientist Field: Vitamin C biosynthesis and function in plants ...
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