New Zealand’s National Science Challenges

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1112-new-zealand-s-national-science-challenges
As New Zealanders looking to the future, we are faced with many opportunities – and challenges ...

Peter Beck

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/398-peter-beck
Position: CEO and technical director, Field: Rocket engineering, Organisation: Rocket Lab ...

Threats to biodiversity

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1465-threats-to-biodiversity
In this activity, students research three aspects of biodiversity loss – direct species loss ...

Healthy homes, healthy futures

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1146-healthy-homes-healthy-futures
Citizen science and the local community Rongomai Primary School is leading a Healthy Homes ...

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

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1116-explore-women-in-stem-science-technology-engineering-and-mathematics
In this online PD session recorded on 2 June 2016, Andrea Soanes from the Science Learning Hub ...

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

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1595-project-hotspot-using-citizen-science-to-better-protect-coastal-threatened-species
Project Hotspot is a Taranaki-based citizen science project and one of the Participatory ...

Week 6: Currents in the Southern Ocean

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1281-week-6-currents-in-the-southern-ocean
The main current in the Southern Ocean is the Antarctic Circumpolar Current (ACC), which flows ...

Our new-look website – a primary focus

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1191-our-new-look-website-a-primary-focus
In this online professional development session recorded on 30 June 2016, Andrea Soanes and ...

Scientist introduction

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1032-scientist-introduction
In this activity, students find out more about the scientists featured on our site, with a ...

Native bird losses affect plant species

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1164-native-bird-losses-affect-plant-species
A decline in bird life is having a negative knock-on effect for some of our native plant ...

Harakeke under the microscope

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1192-harakeke-under-the-microscope
Microscopes have played an important role in recent research on harakeke (native New Zealand ...

Big biology ideas

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/2110-big-biology-ideas
Sir Paul Nurse won the Nobel Prize for Medicine or Physiology in 2001 for his work on the genes ...

Ayla Hutchinson

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1222-ayla-hutchinson
Position: Student, Field: Innovator, Organisation: Kindling Cracker Limited. Taranaki teenager ...

Our new-look website – a secondary focus

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1147-our-new-look-website-a-secondary-focus
In this online professional development session recorded on 23 June 2016, Andrea Soanes from ...

Week 4: Benthos – life on the seabed

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1277-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 ...

Soil – introduction

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1861-soil-introduction
Discover the world beneath our feet with Planet Earth and Beyond resources for NZ Curriculum ...

Dr Mark Goodwin

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/85-dr-mark-goodwin
Position: Head of research team Field: Honey bees and pollination Organisation: Plant & ...

Soil scientists at work

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/881-soil-scientists-at-work
Imagine having a job where you get to work outside and no one worries if you get dirty! That is ...

Associate Professor Gordon Sanderson

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/54-associate-professor-gordon-sanderson
Position: Associate Professor Field: Ophthalmology Organisation: University of Otago Dr Gordon ...

A day in the life of a scientist

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1025-a-day-in-the-life-of-a-scientist
In this activity, students research the daily activities of a chosen scientist and write up a ...

Jack Thatcher

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/634-jack-thatcher
Position: Master navigator, Field: Māori tradition/celestial navigation. Master navigator Jack ...

Denitrification beds – a creative approach

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/924-denitrification-beds-a-creative-approach
An online search of the word ‘scientist’ produces about 127 million results. Interestingly, the ...

The Harakeke Project at Industrial Research

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1985-the-harakeke-project-at-industrial-research
In 2007 Stephen Tauwhare, a research scientist at Industrial Research Limited (now incorporated ...

Dr David Scobie

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1375-dr-david-scobie
Position: Scientist,Field: Sheep breeding,Place of Work: AgResearch Lincoln and AgResearch ...
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