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New Zealand’s National Science Challenges

As New Zealanders looking to the future, we are faced with many opportunities – and challenges. These include improving the health of all our people, advancing our economic growth, protecting our ...

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Peter Beck

Position: CEO and technical director, Field: Rocket engineering, Organisation: Rocket Lab. Peter Beck is CEO and technical director of Rocket Lab, a New Zealand rocket technology company. He ...

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Threats to biodiversity

In this activity, students research three aspects of biodiversity loss – direct species loss, habitat loss and pests and weeds. By the end of this activity, students should be able to: discuss ...

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Explore Women in STEM – Science, Technology Engineering ...

In this online PD session recorded on 2 June 2016, Andrea Soanes from the Science Learning Hub was joined by three guest presenters – all inspirational women working in STEM – who shared their ...

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Healthy homes, healthy futures

Citizen science and the local community Rongomai Primary School is leading a Healthy Homes, Healthy Futures project. The project is part of the Participatory Science Platform (PSP) programme ...

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Week 6: Currents in the Southern Ocean

The main current in the Southern Ocean is the Antarctic Circumpolar Current (ACC), which flows from west to east, all the way around Antarctica. The ACC is the biggest current in the world and ...

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Project Hotspot: Using citizen science to better protect ...

Project Hotspot is a Taranaki-based citizen science project and one of the Participatory Science Platform (PSP) projects supported by the New Zealand Government. The Ngā Motu Marine Reserve ...

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Big biology ideas

Sir Paul Nurse won the Nobel Prize for Medicine or Physiology in 2001 for his work on the genes that control cell division. Here, Sir Paul explains some of the key ideas in biology, such as ...

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Scientist introduction

In this activity, students find out more about the scientists featured on our site, with a focus on those involved in medical imaging techniques. They use this information to introduce each ...

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Week 4: Benthos – life on the seabed

During the voyage to the Ross Sea, we sampled benthos. So what is benthos, and why do we want to know more about it? Benthos is everything that lives on the seafloor: sea stars, sea squirts, sea ...

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