Vegetative plant propagation

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1662-vegetative-plant-propagation
Plant propagation is the process of increasing the number of plants of a particular species or ...

The science of tea

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1661-the-science-of-tea
All tea is made from the leaves of the tea plant, Camellia sinensis. Six main types of tea are ...

Innovation – key terms

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1698-innovation-key-terms
This resource provides explanations of the key terms encountered when exploring Innovation ...

The marshmallow challenge

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1696-the-marshmallow-challenge
The marshmallow challenge is an ideal introduction to several key aspects of innovation – idea ...

Introducing Innovation

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1699-introducing-innovation
We live in a fast-changing world. We often hear that innovation is what’s needed to address the ...

Robots for horticulture

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/2066-robots-for-horticulture
The value of the horticultural industry will increase with better pollination systems, robust ...

The ZESPRI biospife

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1472-the-zespri-biospife
The biospife – a novel tool produced through a partnership between ZESPRI and Scion – is made ...

Innovation ecosystem

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1670-innovation-ecosystem
Innovation can be described as the result of the creative process of turning an idea into an ...

Zealong: a unique New Zealand tea

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1660-zealong-a-unique-new-zealand-tea
Zealong is New Zealand’s only commercial tea plantation. Zealong grows, processes and packages ...

Novel properties emerge at the nanoscale

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1676-novel-properties-emerge-at-the-nanoscale
Researchers and scientists are interested in the nanoscale, because when many materials get ...

Invention or innovation?

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1695-invention-or-innovation
We hear the word ‘innovation’ used a lot today, but it is often used to mean different things ...

Biotech in New Zealand

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/2182-biotech-in-new-zealand
New Zealand has one of the fastest growing biotechnology industries in the world. What does ...

Tea tasting

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/2129-tea-tasting
In this activity, students learn about tea tasting and compare different types of tea by ...

Electrospinning nanofibres

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1677-electrospinning-nanofibres
Electrospinning is an extensively studied and widely applied method for nanofibre production ...

Innovation – an integrated approach to science and ...

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1697-innovation-an-integrated-approach-to-science-and-technology
When St Francis Xavier Catholic School decided on the theme ‘Innovation’ as a whole-school ...

Bones inspire ultimate building material

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/2239-bones-inspire-ultimate-building-material
Making materials that are stronger yet lighter (less dense) is an on-going challenge for ...

Facilitating food innovation in New Zealand

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1667-facilitating-food-innovation-in-new-zealand
The FOODBOWL was established to support and encourage New Zealand food companies to develop new ...

Unpacking innovation

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1694-unpacking-innovation
Understanding the concept of innovation is a key step in developing students’ innovation ...

Science project measures noise levels

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/2141-science-project-measures-noise-levels
Jamie Fenton, a 17-year-old from Taranaki, has invented a traffic light device to help prevent ...

Testing food energy

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/2479-testing-food-energy
Both human and laboratory-based tests are used to measure how quickly energy is released from a ...

Hi tech drones copy nature’s design

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/2352-hi-tech-drones-copy-nature-s-design
Animals from bees to bats are inspiring the new generation of drones or flying robots, and ...

Producing commercial quantities of nanofibre

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1674-producing-commercial-quantities-of-nanofibre
Revolution Fibres is a high-tech start-up company that produces commercial quantities of ...

Investigating size and scale

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1681-investigating-size-and-scale
This activity introduces students to size and scale. These concepts are important in forming ...

Taking a small New Zealand company global

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1668-taking-a-small-new-zealand-company-global
Chris Cullen, owner-operator of Culley’s, began selling his hot sauces at a local farmers’ ...
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