Primary Science Week 2014

Primary Science Week 2014 focused on things astronomical and was about celebrating science through Understanding, Investigating, Communicating, Participating and Contributing. For more information go to the Royal Society New Zealand: http://www.royalsociety.org.nz/2013/12/05/primary-science-week-2014-out-of-this-world/
Fizz rockets from Science in a Van

Fizz rockets from Science in a Van

Daytime activity for NZ classes - The ultimate aim of this project is to try and measure how far it is around the Earth. Although based on the method used by Eratosthenes over two millennia ago, it has been adapted for use in New Zealand schools. Each of the steps leading up to calculating the circumference can be used as standalone units of study, and tailored for the year level of individual classes.

Daytime activity for NZ classes - The ultimate aim of this project is to try and measure how far it is around the Earth. Although based on the method used by Eratosthenes over two millennia ago, it has been adapted for use in New Zealand schools. Each of the steps leading up to calculating the circumference can be used as standalone units of study, and tailored for the year level of individual classes.

Dark Sky Survey | Stardome Observatory & Planetarium - Auckland, New Zealand... an opportunity to get your class involved!

Dark Sky Survey | Stardome Observatory & Planetarium - Auckland, New Zealand... an opportunity to get your class involved!

INTERACTIVE STUDENT ACTIVITY - Different telescopes detect different parts of the electromagnetic spectrum. Choose the best telescopes to obtain various images of space objects.

INTERACTIVE STUDENT ACTIVITY - Different telescopes detect different parts of the electromagnetic spectrum. Choose the best telescopes to obtain various images of space objects.

3 student activities about space   Hunt the Planet – explore the transit method of searching for planets.  Is Anything Out There? Using data to debate whether life might exist on other planets.   Shrink the Solar System – Create a solar system model to understand distances in space.

3 student activities about space  Hunt the Planet – explore the transit method of searching for planets.  Is Anything Out There? Using data to debate whether life might exist on other planets.   Shrink the Solar System – Create a solar system model to understand distances in space.

VIDEO CLIP -Dr Melanie Johnston-Hollitt, from Victoria University of Wellington, explains the difference between planets and stars, and the place of the Solar System in our galaxy.

VIDEO CLIP -Dr Melanie Johnston-Hollitt, from Victoria University of Wellington, explains the difference between planets and stars, and the place of the Solar System in our galaxy.

VIDEO CLIP - Astronomy in NZ - Dr Melanie Johnston-Hollitt, from Victoria University of Wellington, explains how modern astrophysics is a global science. This means it is easy to do cutting-edge research in New Zealand. Melanie also discusses how the peer review process is used to allocate the time researchers are given to use the telescopes.

VIDEO CLIP - Astronomy in NZ - Dr Melanie Johnston-Hollitt, from Victoria University of Wellington, explains how modern astrophysics is a global science. This means it is easy to do cutting-edge research in New Zealand. Melanie also discusses how the peer review process is used to allocate the time researchers are given to use the telescopes.

Rockets teaching resources  -  Rocket science includes ideas of forces and motion, how rockets work and some of the challenges for those wanting to make rockets go faster and higher.

Rockets teaching resources - Rocket science includes ideas of forces and motion, how rockets work and some of the challenges for those wanting to make rockets go faster and higher.

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