Flowering plants

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/81-flowering-plants
Plants are living things: They grow and die. They produce young. They are made of cells. They ...

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 ...

Composite materials

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1466-composite-materials
Composite materials (composites) are made when two or more materials with different properties ...

Pollination pairs

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/90-pollination-pairs
In this activity, students match native flowers with their pollinators, basing predictions on ...

Preserving harakeke taonga

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1271-preserving-harakeke-taonga
Māori have many traditional uses for harakeke (Phormium tenax) from to the making of traps and ...

Pollination (lower primary) – unit plan

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/94-pollination-lower-primary-unit-plan
Flowering plants create seeds, which get spread away from the parents and grow into new plants ...

Pass the pollen

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/91-pass-the-pollen
In this activity, students take on the role of flower parts and act out the process of insect ...

Let’s look at flowers

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/89-let-s-look-at-flowers
In this activity, students will look at flowers and identify the different reproductive parts ...

Harakeke under the microscope

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1192-harakeke-under-the-microscope
Microscopes have played an important role in recent research on harakeke (native New Zealand ...

Observing harakeke

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/519-observing-harakeke
In this activity, students discuss the importance of observation in science. They are given the ...

Investigating pollen processing using evidence

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/92-investigating-pollen-processing-using-evidence
In this activity, students use information to annotate a diagram of pollen processing and use ...

Pollination – three-level reading guide

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/93-pollination-three-level-reading-guide
In this activity, students read about pollination using a three-level reading guide and use ...

The Harakeke Project at Industrial Research

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1985-the-harakeke-project-at-industrial-research
In 2007 Stephen Tauwhare, a research scientist at Industrial Research Limited (now incorporated ...

Flax fibres fight fungi

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1392-flax-fibres-fight-fungi
In the early 20th century, New Zealand’s flax industry was a significant money earner ...

Biotech and taonga

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1977-biotech-and-taonga
New Zealand’s cultural and natural history gives us unique knowledge and materials for ...

Liz Girvan

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/517-liz-girvan
Position: Microscopist, Field: Microscopy, Organisation: Microscopy Otago. Liz Girvan is a ...

Stephen Tauwhare (Poutini Kai Tahu, Ngi Hikairo ki ...

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1986-stephen-tauwhare-poutini-kai-tahu-ngi-hikairo-ki-kawhia
Position: Scientist, Field: Biochemistry, Organisation: Industrial Research Limited.   Stephen ...

Jenny Ladley

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/87-jenny-ladley
Position: Science technician and research assistant, Field: Ecology, Organisation: School of ...

Dr Bronwyn Lowe

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/518-dr-bronwyn-lowe
Position: University Lecturer, Field: Clothing and textile sciences, Organisation: Department ...

National New Zealand Flax Collection

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/2460-national-new-zealand-flax-collection
Alison Ballance visits the National New Zealand Flax Collection at Lincoln where she meets ...