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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: 26/05/22
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: 26/05/22
Mountains (New Zealand)

Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 10)

Aotearoa New Zealand is a mountainous country made up of the North and South Islands, with 60% of the South Island being covered in mountains. These mountain...

Entry last updated: 21/12/22
Mount Tarawera eruption 1886

Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 10)

On 10 June 1886, the eruption of Mount Tarawera shook the volcanic plateau of the North Island in Aotearoa New Zealand. Ash and debris from the volcano burie...

Entry last updated: 1/04/22
Natural disasters (New Zealand)

Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 10)

Natural disasters are major, sudden events caused by nature that injure people and damage property. New Zealand is prone to a number of natural disasters. Th...

Entry last updated: 26/05/22
Islands (New Zealand)

Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 10)

Aotearoa New Zealand is mainly known for its North and South Islands, but it is a nation surrounded by many islands. Some have interesting histories of being...

Entry last updated: 26/05/22
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: 26/05/22
Hawke's Bay earthquake 1931

Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 10)

The Hawke's Bay Earthquake (also known as the Napier Earthquake) occurred on the morning of Tuesday 3 February 1931. The quake devastated the region, injured...

Entry last updated: 22/07/22
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: 26/05/22
Sahara

Senior Primary (Years 5 - 8)

The Sahara in North Africa is the largest desert in the world. It is 9 million square km, and contains a part of Western Sahara, Mauritania, Morocco, Algeria...

Entry last updated: 27/05/22