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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 Secondary (Years 7 - 10)

Climate change is a change in worldwide climate patterns, like the weather. It is a very important topic in current events because the world is seeing a very...

Entry last updated: 26/05/22
Adaptation

Senior Primary (Years 5 - 8)

Adaptation is an evolutionary process where a plant or an animal becomes suited to living in a particular habitat. These are changes that take place over ma...

Entry last updated: 25/08/23
Food

Senior Primary (Years 5 - 8)

Food gives us energy, it helps us grow and it tastes good. We can get sick if we don't eat the right amount or right kind of food, or if we don't prepare it...

Entry last updated: 28/03/24
Sun safety

Junior Primary (Years 1 - 4)

Keeping safe in the sun is really important in New Zealand. The New Zealand sun can have high levels of ultraviolet (UV) radiation. UV radiation, although in...

Entry last updated: 28/03/24
Nuclear disasters

Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 10)

Nuclear power is another source of power like wind, water or solar power. It is a cheap, reliable and clean source of energy, however the biggest disadvanta...

Entry last updated: 15/07/22
Health and wellbeing (hauora)

Senior Primary (Years 5 - 8)

Health and wellbeing are important aspects in our life. Hauora is a Māori view of health unique to New Zealand, and covers the physical, mental, social and s...

Entry last updated: 25/05/22
Volcanoes (junior)

Junior Primary (Years 1 - 4)

Around the world, volcanoes are formed by molten lava pushing through an opening in the earth's crust. In this article we'll look at websites and some books ...

Entry last updated: 6/11/23
Transforming environments

Regional Resources

This entry explores changes made by settlers to Aotearoa's natural environment, their naming of places and features, and efforts to conserve and restore its ...

Entry last updated: 14/05/24
Floating and sinking

Senior Primary (Years 5 - 8)

Floating and sinking are about weight and the force or upthrust of water. When an object is put into water the force of the water pushes it up. If the weight...

Entry last updated: 4/10/23