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Recycling (junior)

Junior Primary (Years 1 - 4)

Recycling is a series of steps where waste materials (rubbish) that are still useful can be sorted, processed and used again to make new things. Recycling ca...

Entry last updated: 27/05/22
Recycling

Senior Primary (Years 5 - 8)

To recycle means to treat or process waste material (eg rubbish) so that it can be used again (reused). Recycling is important because it helps reduce pollut...

Entry last updated: 8/03/23
Floods

Senior Primary (Years 5 - 8)

Floods happen when large amounts of water from rivers, oceans, seas and lakes overflow onto land. This can result in the loss of lives, and the destruction o...

Entry last updated: 13/12/23
Earthquakes

Senior Primary (Years 5 - 8)

Earthquakes are a natural phenomenon. They happen because of the movement of tectonic plates on the earth's surface. When a sudden slip between two plates ha...

Entry last updated: 12/10/23
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
Tsunamis

Senior Primary (Years 5 - 8)

Tsunamis are destructive surges of water or waves in a sea, or large lake. They are caused by a significant movement on the sea bed, from an earthquake, a vo...

Entry last updated: 12/10/23
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
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
Pest plants (New Zealand)

Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 10)

Pest plants are any plants that invade the native habitat of other plants. They spread so quickly that they cause harm to the environment, including native b...

Entry last updated: 21/12/22
Transportation

Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 10)

Transportation is the movement of people or goods from place to place. People need transport to get to work, to shop, or to go on holiday. Transportation is ...

Entry last updated: 12/12/23