Making snot - STUDENT ACTIVITY: In this activity, students are hooked into ideas about immunity by making fake snot. Students discover what snot is and how it is an important part of the body’s defence against infection.
Whitebaiting - TEACHING RESOURCE: Whitebaiting season opens in late Winter. Cheri van Schravendijk-Goodman is involved in research focused on the activity of whitebaiting. Whitebait are a very popular eating fish, and many people participate in the activity of whitebaiting, which is seen to be a very Kiwi thing to do.
Whitebait - TEACHING RESOURCE: Whitebait is a term used to collectively describe the juvenile form of a number of small native fish species that are edible. They are usually 25–50 mm long and often travel together in schools along coasts, in estuaries and up rivers.
Extreme weather - TEACHING RESOURCE: Each day, people talk about the weather. It affects our jobs, our leisure and our travel, so when meteorologists (scientists who forecast the weather) predict extreme weather events, it gets our attention. Weather versus climate The terms ‘weather’ and ‘climate’ are often used interchangeably even though they actually describe different things.
Making a barometer - STUDENT ACTIVITY: Barometers work on the principle that the air pressure can change. High air pressure tends to indicate fair weather, and low air pressure can indicate poor or rainy weather. A barometer shows the relative difference in air pressure outside the barometer compared to inside. In this activity, the barometer is a sealed jar with a balloon lid, and the changes in air pressure can be seen by changes in the shape of the balloon.