Poisonous animals in New Zealand

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/370-poisonous-animals-in-new-zealand
New Zealand has a very small number of poisonous animals. These animals are also called ...

Measuring toxicity

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/366-measuring-toxicity
Toxicity can be measured by the effect the substance has on an organism, a tissue or a cell. We ...

Tracking toxins

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/382-tracking-toxins
In this activity, students model bioaccumulation of toxins in marine animals. They participate ...

Observing clouds and weather

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/628-observing-clouds-and-weather
Wayfinder navigators always look for signs of weather at sunrise and sunset. This is when they ...

New Zealand’s green-lipped mussel industry

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/751-new-zealand-s-green-lipped-mussel-industry
Green-lipped mussels are New Zealand’s major aquaculture species. Explore how green-lipped ...

All in the dose

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/365-all-in-the-dose
Poisons are substances that can be lethal. They are chemicals, either manufactured or naturally ...

Life of a green-lipped mussel

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/733-life-of-a-green-lipped-mussel
Green-lipped mussels are endemic to New Zealand. They make their home on rocks and solid ...

Navigating with Sun, Moon and planets

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/624-navigating-with-sun-moon-and-planets
Knowledge about the apparent movement of the Sun, Moon and planets across the celestial sphere ...

The Waka Tapu voyage

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/619-the-waka-tapu-voyage
Navigator Jack Thatcher commanded the two waka hourua that sailed from Aotearoa (New Zealand) ...

Rena wrecked on reef: oil clean-up on-going

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1431-rena-wrecked-on-reef-oil-clean-up-on-going
On 5 October 2011, Maritime New Zealand was called to respond to an ‘incident’ in the early ...

Navigating by ocean swells

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/626-navigating-by-ocean-swells
When clouds hide the celestial signs, navigators use ocean swells, as well as the wind and ...

Farming green-lipped mussels - introduction

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/513-farming-green-lipped-mussels-introduction
Green-lipped mussels (kūtai, Perna canaliculus) are endemic to New Zealand. Discover how these ...

Wayfinding

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/630-wayfinding
Wayfinding is about all of the ways in which people and animals orient themselves in physical ...

Grey side-gilled sea slugs

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/373-grey-side-gilled-sea-slugs
In 2009, some grey side-gilled sea slugs (Pleurobranchaea maculata) were found to be toxic ...

Human impacts on the Bay of Plenty

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1137-human-impacts-on-the-bay-of-plenty
Coastal marine ecosystems balance on a fine ecological edge. They are dynamic and can easily be ...

Sustainable Seas National Science Challenge

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/2512-sustainable-seas-national-science-challenge
The sea is our taonga. Our connections to it are strong. More than 75% of New Zealanders live ...

Poisons – timeline

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1904-poisons-timeline
This timeline gives key dates relating to early discoveries about poisons and toxins. 850 BCE - ...

Iwi and kaimoana

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1141-iwi-and-kaimoana
Ngā Iwi o Tauranga Moana (a collective group for Māori tribes in Tauranga) had reason to be ...

Solving the dog death mystery

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/359-solving-the-dog-death-mystery
During 2009, several dogs died on Narrow Neck and Cheltenham beaches in Auckland. While the ...

Compass treasure hunt

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/639-compass-treasure-hunt
In this activity, students use their knowledge of the Sun and Moon to make compass directions ...

Restoring mauri after the Rena disaster

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/809-restoring-mauri-after-the-rena-disaster
In October 2011, the Greek container ship MV Rena ran aground on Ōtāiti, also known as the ...

Looking at ecosystem-based management (EBM)

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/2506-looking-at-ecosystem-based-management-ebm
The Sustainable Seas National Science Challenge’s vision is for New Zealand to have healthy ...

Waka revival

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/632-waka-revival
Waka is the Māori word for canoe. Māori ancestors were great canoe builders, navigators and ...

Investigating the native sea cucumber for export

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1594-investigating-the-native-sea-cucumber-for-export
Iwi and marine biologists are curious to know whether the New Zealand native sea cucumber can ...
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