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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
Canterbury earthquakes 2010-2011

Senior Secondary (Years 11 - 13)

At 4:35 am on 4 September 2010, an earthquake measuring 7.1 on the Richter Scale shook Christchurch west, in the Canterbury region causing damage to houses a...

Entry last updated: 14/04/22
Earthquakes (junior)

Junior Primary (Years 1 - 4)

An earthquake is when the ground shakes. Earthquakes are caused when parts of the earth called plates move against each other. An earthquake is a type of nat...

Entry last updated: 11/04/22
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
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
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
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
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
Disasters (New Zealand)

Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 10)

This entry focuses on New Zealand disasters like shipwrecks, mining disasters and transport disasters. These disasters are often referred to as accidents and...

Entry last updated: 6/07/22
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 disadvantag...

Entry last updated: 15/07/22