Waves as energy transfer

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/120-waves-as-energy-transfer
‘Wave’ is a common term for a number of different ways in which energy is transferred: In ...

Measuring biodegradability

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1543-measuring-biodegradability
In nature, different materials biodegrade at different rates. If you throw your apple core into ...

Non-renewable energy sources

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1570-non-renewable-energy-sources
Energy comes from many sources, and to describe these sources we use two terms: renewable and ...

Bioindicators

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1538-bioindicators
A bioindicator is a living organism that gives us an idea of the health of an ecosystem. Some ...

Build a marine food web

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1525-build-a-marine-food-web
In this activity, students build their own food web using images of organisms from the marine ...

Renewable energy sources

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1571-renewable-energy-sources
Renewable energy is fuel that comes from a source that can be replenished in a short amount of ...

Linking ideas, activities and lessons

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1825-linking-ideas-activities-and-lessons
In the primary classroom, even though teachers and students generally spend the day together ...

Bioplastics

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1474-bioplastics
Bioplastics are plastic materials that are either biodegradable or derived from renewable ...

Seaweek resources

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/2162-seaweek-resources
Seaweek is New Zealand’s annual national week about the sea. It is hosted by the New Zealand ...

Habitats, food webs and adaptations

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1524-habitats-food-webs-and-adaptations
Riley and Steve Hathaway want to change the way young people think and act towards the ocean ...

Using solar energy

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1747-using-solar-energy
Solar energy is transformed into other energy forms for our use on Earth – energy for food ...

Energy sources through time – timeline

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1636-energy-sources-through-time-timeline
Use this timeline to explore how humans have relied on fossil fuels in the past and how we are ...

Hydro power

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1574-hydro-power
Hydro power uses water to generate electricity. Most hydro electricity is generated from fresh ...

Farming development and changing landscapes

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/963-farming-development-and-changing-landscapes
Farming is a way of life in New Zealand. Farms cover about half of the country’s land and are ...

Predation of native birds

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1159-predation-of-native-birds
New Zealand native birds have been greatly affected by predation. After existing in isolation ...

Biodegradability

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1537-biodegradability
We see the term ‘biodegradable’ on some products that we buy, such as washing powders and ...

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 ...

Observation: learning to see

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1400-observation-learning-to-see
In this activity, students discuss the importance of observation in science. They are given the ...

Native frogs

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1380-native-frogs
Frogs are vertebrates and belong to the class Amphibia. They are the only amphibians naturally ...

Solar energy

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1746-solar-energy
The Sun is the source of almost all our energy. It is a huge ball of hot gases that gives off ...

Water quality

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1541-water-quality
The factors that affect water quality include where the water comes from, what is in the ...

Biodegradability, compostability and bioplastics

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1473-biodegradability-compostability-and-bioplastics
Bioplastics are a form of plastic that can be made from renewable bio-based resources. Many ...

Farming and environmental pollution

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/920-farming-and-environmental-pollution
New Zealand has had a reputation for being ‘clean and green’ – a country of environmental ...

Solar cars

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1749-solar-cars
Solar cars are powered by electricity through the use of solar energy. Solar panels are ...
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