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 ...

Classification system

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1438-classification-system
In the 18th century, Carl Linnaeus published a system for classifying living things, which has ...

Mendel’s principles of inheritance

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/2000-mendel-s-principles-of-inheritance
Our understanding of how inherited traits are passed between generations comes from principles ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Principles of flight

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/299-principles-of-flight
For thousands of years, people have wanted to fly. Our legends and fairy tales are full of ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Mendel’s experiments

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1999-mendel-s-experiments
Mendel is known as the father of genetics because of his ground-breaking work on inheritance in ...

Feathers and flight

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/308-feathers-and-flight
A bird is designed for flight. The combination of light weight, strength and shape, as well as ...

Modern biotechnology

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1206-modern-biotechnology
The discovery that genes are made up of DNA and can be isolated, copied and manipulated has led ...

Our solar system – revolutionary ideas

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/280-our-solar-system-revolutionary-ideas
Since the earliest times, humans have made observations of the night sky. These observations ...

Metals, alloys and metal compounds

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1733-metals-alloys-and-metal-compounds
From titanium implants to new superconducting alloys to useful metal compounds, we are ...

History of xenotransplantation

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1214-history-of-xenotransplantation
Xenotransplantation was attempted unsuccessfully in the early 1900s. Several key research ...

Ancient biotechnology

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1204-ancient-biotechnology
Early examples of biotechnology include the domestication of animals, planting of crops and the ...

Xenotransplantation – introduction

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1213-xenotransplantation-introduction
Xenotransplantation is when living cells, tissues or organs are transplanted between species ...

Date a dinosaur

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1479-date-a-dinosaur
Dinosaurs used to live in New Zealand. We know this because their fossils have been found in a ...

Stem cell research – timeline

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1967-stem-cell-research-timeline
The last 10 years have seen a huge increase in research into stem cells, but when did it all ...

Wings and lift

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/300-wings-and-lift
For a plane or bird to fly, its wings must produce enough lift to equal its weight. Most wings ...

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 ...

Charles Darwin and earthworms

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/22-charles-darwin-and-earthworms
Charles Darwin is best known for his theory of evolution as set out in his book On the Origin ...

Hang-gliders

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/307-hang-gliders
Hang-gliders are unpowered aircraft. They maintain flight by employing a flying surface (wing) ...
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