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Oil and gas (fossil fuels)

Senior Primary (Years 5 - 8)

Oil and gas are fossil fuels which means they are formed from fossils, which are the remains of animals and plants that lived long ago. Fossil fuels are used...

Entry last updated: 12/12/23
Renewable energy

Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 10)

Renewable energy comes from natural sources like the sun, wind, water and natural gas. Non renewable energy comes from fossil fuels like oil, gas and coal. ...

Entry last updated: 27/05/22
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
Plastic

Senior Primary (Years 5 - 8)

Plastic is a material made by people which can be formed into almost any shape. It is strong, long-lasting and light. There are about 50 different types of p...

Entry last updated: 26/05/22
Chemistry (junior)

Senior Primary (Years 5 - 8)

Chemistry is a branch of science and is the study of matter. It describes states of matter. There are three states of matter - solid, liquid and gas, and the...

Entry last updated: 4/10/23
Climate change (junior)

Junior Primary (Years 1 - 4)

Climate change is what happens when changes in the atmosphere (the layer of gas surrounding the Earth) affect the climate (the weather in a certain place ove...

Entry last updated: 30/08/23
Volcanoes (New Zealand)

Senior Primary (Years 5 - 8)

A volcano is a vent (opening) in the earth's crust through which magma (molten rock within the earth) erupts to the surface as lava, a mixture of liquid rock...

Entry last updated: 3/11/23
Farming (New Zealand)

Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 10)

New Zealand has a long history of farming and agriculture. Farming is a huge part of the New Zealand economy and brings in a lot of money every year, but it ...

Entry last updated: 26/05/22
Global warming

Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 10)

Global warming is the long term rising of the Earth's temperature, caused by the greenhouse effect. The terms 'global warming' and 'climate change' are ofte...

Entry last updated: 25/05/22
Water cycle (junior)

Junior Primary (Years 1 - 4)

Almost three-quarters of the Earth's surface is water. Earth's water is always moving around the planet. As the sun heats the water in rivers and oceans, the...

Entry last updated: 26/05/22