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Stars

Senior Primary (Years 5 - 8)

Stars are huge bodies of hot gasses usually made up of helium and hydrogen. Stars can be of different sizes, colours, brightness and temperatures. The Sun is...

Entry last updated: 3/02/23
Stars (junior)

Junior Primary (Years 1 - 4)

Stars are giant balls of hot gas that light up our night sky from very far away. They are mostly made up of the gases helium and hydrogen. There are so many...

Entry last updated: 3/07/23
Space exploration

Senior Primary (Years 5 - 8)

Humans have been fascinated with the stars for thousands of years, but were unable to visit space until the 20th century. Space exploration began in 1957 whe...

Entry last updated: 3/02/23
Planets

Senior Primary (Years 5 - 8)

Planets are round objects that move in circles around stars. There are 8 planets in our solar system (including Earth), and 5 dwarf planets. These planets m...

Entry last updated: 3/02/23
Moon

Senior Primary (Years 5 - 8)

People have been interested in the Moon since ancient times. One of the reasons for this is that it is the most visible body in the sky, apart from the Sun. ...

Entry last updated: 3/02/23
Sun (junior)

Junior Primary (Years 1 - 4)

The sun is at the centre of the Solar System. It is a round ball of hot plasma.The Earth orbits around the sun, which gives us warmth and light. The sun is m...

Entry last updated: 4/07/22
Space (junior)

Junior Primary (Years 1 - 4)

Space, or outer space, is the area outside our planet Earth's atmosphere. Stars and planets exist in space. This entry has websites where you can find inform...

Entry last updated: 29/04/24
Maramataka

Senior Primary (Years 5 - 8)

Maramataka is the calendar of the Māori year. The year starts in Piripi (June/July) when the stars of Matariki can first be seen in the sky. Maramataka was t...

Entry last updated: 27/05/24
Physics (junior)

Senior Primary (Years 5 - 8)

Physics is the study of things known as matter and how they move. It is a huge topic. Physics includes the study of light, sounds, electricty and how everyt...

Entry last updated: 4/10/23
Matariki

Senior Primary (Years 5 - 8)

Matariki is the Māori name for the star cluster also known as the Pleiades or Seven Sisters in other cultures. The rise of Matariki in mid-winter marks the s...

Entry last updated: 17/06/24