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 ...

Behaviour of waves

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/121-behaviour-of-waves
All waves behave in certain characteristic ways. They can undergo refraction, reflection ...

Fundamentals of waves

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/119-fundamentals-of-waves
Seeing, hearing, feeling warmth, surfing, tuning the radio, using a cellphone – these and many ...

Comparing tsunamis and surf

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/125-comparing-tsunamis-and-surf
So you want to surf a tsunami? In this article, you’ll learn why that’s not possible – and how ...

Shoaling

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/596-shoaling
Many of us imagine tsunamis as tall, surf-like waves, but in the deep ocean, their amplitude is ...

Similarities and differences: tsunamis and surf waves

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/129-similarities-and-differences-tsunamis-and-surf-waves
In this activity, students use an interactive or paper-based Venn diagram to illustrate the key ...

Predicting ocean waves

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/118-predicting-ocean-waves
NIWA scientist Richard Gorman predicts wind-forced wave conditions in the ocean using computer ...

Tsunamis and surf – introduction

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/114-tsunamis-and-surf-introduction
Tsunamis are unique in their destructive power, but they share many features with other ocean ...

Kaikōura earthquake

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/2312-kaikoura-earthquake
The 2016 Mw 7.8 Kaikōura earthquake was a complex sequence of ruptures that included 12 major ...

Studying storm surge and coastal hazards

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/116-studying-storm-surge-and-coastal-hazards
Dr Rob Bell, a NIWA scientist, studies storm surges and their impact on New Zealand coasts. A ...

Voyages of discovery

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/2550-voyages-of-discovery
One of the world’s largest scientific research ships is in New Zealand waters for six ...

Modelling tsunamis and protecting the coast

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/115-modelling-tsunamis-and-protecting-the-coast
Dr Willem de Lange is a researcher and senior lecturer in the Department of Earth and Ocean ...

Wave tank modelling

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/131-wave-tank-modelling
In this activity, students use a shallow tray of water to demonstrate wave generation and ...

Making Mexican waves

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/130-making-mexican-waves
In this activity, students use a Mexican wave to demonstrate how waves transfer energy and to ...

The development of electrical sensors – timeline

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1618-the-development-of-electrical-sensors-timeline
Artificial sensors and probes enable us to overcome the limitations of our human senses and ...

Satellite sensing

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1604-satellite-sensing
Satellites are equipped with a wide range of super sense technology. Sensors have been ...

Artificial sensors explained

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1601-artificial-sensors-explained
Extending human senses involves finding ways to monitor our environment so that we can ‘see’ ...

Dr Te Taka Keegan

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/127-dr-te-taka-keegan
Position: Senior Lecturer, Field: Language technologies, Organisation: Computer Science ...

Super sense – an introduction to artificial sensors

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/2316-super-sense-an-introduction-to-artificial-sensors
Monitoring our world using artificial sensors Artificial sensors enable us to overcome the ...

SLH and the Physical World

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/2326-slh-and-the-physical-world
Many resources on the Science Learning Hub explore ideas relating to the Physical World strand ...

Artificial sensors – key terms

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1619-artificial-sensors-key-terms
Artificial sensors and probes enable us to overcome the limitations of our human senses and ...

Scientific inquiry: a personal view

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/122-scientific-inquiry-a-personal-view
Hands up who thinks of scientists as people in white lab coats who spend their days mixing ...

Sensing the Earth

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1606-sensing-the-earth
Using super sense technology, changes in the Earth’s structure can be measured without having ...

Dr Willem de Lange

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/128-dr-willem-de-lange
Position: Senior Lecturer Field: Earth and ocean sciences Organisation: Department of Earth and ...
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