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Microorganisms -  Since their discovery, microorganisms have been found in almost every environment on earth. Microorganisms are capable of causing disease but are also used to make bread, cheese, yoghurt, wine and beer.

Microorganisms - Since their discovery, microorganisms have been found in almost every environment on earth. Microorganisms are capable of causing disease but are also used to make bread, cheese, yoghurt, wine and beer.

Student Activity - Genetics: true or false?  In this activity, students use an interactive or paper-based graphic organiser to explore common alternative conceptions about genetics. This activity can be done individually, in pairs or as a whole class.

Student Activity - Genetics: true or false? In this activity, students use an interactive or paper-based graphic organiser to explore common alternative conceptions about genetics. This activity can be done individually, in pairs or as a whole class.

Exploring with Microscopes - Taking a closer look at our world -   Microscopes let us view an invisible world – the objects around us that are too small to be seen with the naked eye. Learn more about how microscopes work and how they can shed light on plant structure, cells, earthquake processes and more.

Exploring with Microscopes - Taking a closer look at our world - Microscopes let us view an invisible world – the objects around us that are too small to be seen with the naked eye. Learn more about how microscopes work and how they can shed light on plant structure, cells, earthquake processes and more.

INTERACTIVE: Different viruses infect cells in different ways. In this animation, a virus infects an animal cell through a process called endocytosis. On...

INTERACTIVE: Different viruses infect cells in different ways. In this animation, a virus infects an animal cell through a process called endocytosis. On...

ARTICLE: Rongoā is the Māori term for medicines that are produced from native plants in New Zealand.

ARTICLE: Rongoā is the Māori term for medicines that are produced from native plants in New Zealand.

Timeline - Digestion Chemistry  A look at the time it takes for food to pass through the gut from mouth to anus. In a healthy adult, transit...

Timeline - Digestion Chemistry A look at the time it takes for food to pass through the gut from mouth to anus. In a healthy adult, transit...

SCI INFO SHEET - Pollination and fertilisation -  Sexual reproduction is a way of making a new individual by joining two special sex cells, called gametes. In the sexual reproduction of animals and plants, the male and female gametes join to form a single fertilised cell called a zygote, which develops into a new individual with a unique collection of genetic material. In a population, this genetic variation is important because, if conditions become hard, there is a chance that some in…

SCI INFO SHEET - Pollination and fertilisation - Sexual reproduction is a way of making a new individual by joining two special sex cells, called gametes. In the sexual reproduction of animals and plants, the male and female gametes join to form a single fertilised cell called a zygote, which develops into a new individual with a unique collection of genetic material. In a population, this genetic variation is important because, if conditions become hard, there is a chance that some in…

INTERACTIVE: Follow the process that PollenPlus™ uses to prepare kiwifruit pollen for use in artificial pollination, from picking male kiwifruit flowers ...

INTERACTIVE: Follow the process that PollenPlus™ uses to prepare kiwifruit pollen for use in artificial pollination, from picking male kiwifruit flowers ...

VIDEO CLIP [1.20} Dr Joanna Kirman leads a team at the Malaghan Institute investigating a new vaccine for tuberculosis (TB). The current vaccine doesn’t work so well so the team’s aim is to develop a vaccine that will prevent TB. They do this by studying the immune system to work out how it might respond more effectively.

VIDEO CLIP [1.20} Dr Joanna Kirman leads a team at the Malaghan Institute investigating a new vaccine for tuberculosis (TB). The current vaccine doesn’t work so well so the team’s aim is to develop a vaccine that will prevent TB. They do this by studying the immune system to work out how it might respond more effectively.

The purpose of this interactive is to show visually how glucose molecules can be assembled to form simple sugars and large macromolecular ca...

The purpose of this interactive is to show visually how glucose molecules can be assembled to form simple sugars and large macromolecular ca...

Functional food is any processed food claimed to have a health-promoting or disease-preventing property that goes beyond the basic macronutr...

Functional food is any processed food claimed to have a health-promoting or disease-preventing property that goes beyond the basic macronutr...

Interact with some of the processes that Cawthron scientists used to discover what killed the dogs on Auckland beaches in 2009. Collect samp...

Interact with some of the processes that Cawthron scientists used to discover what killed the dogs on Auckland beaches in 2009. Collect samp...

Innovation is a collection of resources for teachers to help support young people in developing an ability to recognise how innovation happens, to understand the value it can bring and, in doing so, to develop skills, attitudes and values that better prepare them for contributing to our fast-changing world.

Innovation is a collection of resources for teachers to help support young people in developing an ability to recognise how innovation happens, to understand the value it can bring and, in doing so, to develop skills, attitudes and values that better prepare them for contributing to our fast-changing world.

The nature of science is the overarching and unifying strand in the New Zealand science curriculum document. This area of the Science Learning Hub unpacks this strand and highlights places within the Hub that address this key component of scientific literacy.

The nature of science is the overarching and unifying strand in the New Zealand science curriculum document. This area of the Science Learning Hub unpacks this strand and highlights places within the Hub that address this key component of scientific literacy.

Bioplastics -   Bioplastics are plastic materials that are either biodegradable or derived from renewable resources or both. Currently, petrochemical-based plastics make up 99% of the plastics market. However, production of bioplastics is predicted to increase to between 10% and 30% of the total plastics market by 2020.

Bioplastics - Bioplastics are plastic materials that are either biodegradable or derived from renewable resources or both. Currently, petrochemical-based plastics make up 99% of the plastics market. However, production of bioplastics is predicted to increase to between 10% and 30% of the total plastics market by 2020.

Uniquely Me -   What makes me, me? My genes or my environment?  How we look and act is the result of the interaction of our genes with our environment. Even identical twins, with an identical genetic make-up, have unique phenotypes. Find out what makes each of us unique.

Uniquely Me - What makes me, me? My genes or my environment? How we look and act is the result of the interaction of our genes with our environment. Even identical twins, with an identical genetic make-up, have unique phenotypes. Find out what makes each of us unique.


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Uniquely Me | Sciencelearn Hub -  What makes me, me? My genes or my environment?

Uniquely Me | Sciencelearn Hub - What makes me, me? My genes or my environment?

INFO SHEET - Pollination and fertilisation –   Pollination and fertilisation are parts of the sexual reproduction process of flowering plants. Pollination brings male and female gametes together so their genetic material can combine through fertilisation.

INFO SHEET - Pollination and fertilisation – Pollination and fertilisation are parts of the sexual reproduction process of flowering plants. Pollination brings male and female gametes together so their genetic material can combine through fertilisation.

Innovation is a collection of resources for teachers to help support young people in developing an ability to recognise how innovation happens, to understand the value it can bring and, in doing so, to develop skills, attitudes and values that better prepare them for contributing to our fast-changing world.

Innovation is a collection of resources for teachers to help support young people in developing an ability to recognise how innovation happens, to understand the value it can bring and, in doing so, to develop skills, attitudes and values that better prepare them for contributing to our fast-changing world.

Calcination | Sciencelearn Hub

Calcination | Sciencelearn Hub

In this interactive, learn about limestone’s origins, formation, properties and uses with Professor Cam Nelson.

In this interactive, learn about limestone’s origins, formation, properties and uses with Professor Cam Nelson.

Follow a core sample as it makes its journey from the Alpine Fault to microscopic examination.

Follow a core sample as it makes its journey from the Alpine Fault to microscopic examination.

Student activity: Testing fish oil in ice cream -  In this activity, students add fish oil to ice cream and carry out sensory testing to identify the effect on taste and smell.

Student activity: Testing fish oil in ice cream - In this activity, students add fish oil to ice cream and carry out sensory testing to identify the effect on taste and smell.

NZ RESEARCH STORY - Plants and vitamin C - Knowing that kiwifruit were very rich in vitamin C, researchers at Plant & Food Research were prompted in 2002 to find out why.

NZ RESEARCH STORY - Plants and vitamin C - Knowing that kiwifruit were very rich in vitamin C, researchers at Plant & Food Research were prompted in 2002 to find out why.

An interactive activity in which students construct the ideal habitat for crab larvae to resettle.

An interactive activity in which students construct the ideal habitat for crab larvae to resettle.

INTERACTIVE: The size, orbit and design of a satellite depend on its purpose. In this interactive, scientists discuss the functions of various satellites and orbits. Accompanying fact files provide information about specific satellites used by New Zealanders and the advantages of using a certain orbit.

INTERACTIVE: The size, orbit and design of a satellite depend on its purpose. In this interactive, scientists discuss the functions of various satellites and orbits. Accompanying fact files provide information about specific satellites used by New Zealanders and the advantages of using a certain orbit.

INTERACTIVE: Water: solid, liquid and gas This animation explores water as a solid, liquid and gas. The water molecules stay the same, but they behave differently as they change from one form to another.

INTERACTIVE: Water: solid, liquid and gas This animation explores water as a solid, liquid and gas. The water molecules stay the same, but they behave differently as they change from one form to another.

Natural terrestrial plasmas - INTERACTIVE. Red sprites, St Elmo's Fire, Auroras? Learn more about how these and other naturally occurring terrestrial plasmas occur with space physics expert Dr Craig Rodger.

Natural terrestrial plasmas - INTERACTIVE. Red sprites, St Elmo's Fire, Auroras? Learn more about how these and other naturally occurring terrestrial plasmas occur with space physics expert Dr Craig Rodger.

Christina Bava - Position:     Research Associate, Plant & Food Research.  Field:     Sensory & Consumer Science.        Christina works in the Sensory and Consumer Science Department of Plant & Food Research, Mt Albert. Her work involves understanding consumer behaviour in relation to food choices.

Christina Bava - Position: Research Associate, Plant & Food Research. Field: Sensory & Consumer Science. Christina works in the Sensory and Consumer Science Department of Plant & Food Research, Mt Albert. Her work involves understanding consumer behaviour in relation to food choices.