Secondary Science classroom resources
These curriculum-linked classroom resources are printable and free to use for educational purposes.
Oestrogen sensitivity in Kākāpō - Suitable for NCEA Levels 2 and 3.
Topics covered: Ecology, evolution, genetics, conservation.
Red leaves or green leaves: Striking a balance in mountain horopito - Suitable for NCEA Levels 1,2, and 3.
Topics covered: Plant biology, evolution, research design.
Can male robins cater to their mates food preferences? - Suitable for NCEA Levels 1,2, and 3.
Topics covered: Parenting strategies, animal behaviour, courtship, research design
The discovery of a new species of petrel - Suitable for NCEA Levels 1,2, and 3
Topics covered: Species definitions, conservation, data interpretation
Male-biased parasitism in trees - Suitable for NCEA Levels 2 and 3
Topics covered: Plant biology, study design, applied algebra, parasitism.
Speeding up bone healing with organic chemistry - Suitable for NCEA Levels 2 and 3.
Topics covered: Organic chemistry, synthesis.
Moles and Avogadro's Number - Suitable for Years 5 and up.
Topics covered: Physical chemistry, units of measurement, reactions, science history.
Aluminium battery technology - Suitable for NCEA Levels 2 and 3.
Topics covered: Electrochemistry, redox reactions, physical chemistry
Cancer fighting compounds in sponges - Suitable for NCEA Levels 2 and 3.
Topics covered: Organic chemistry, synthesis, natural chemical compounds
Synthetic biology - Suitable for NCEA Levels 2 and 3
Topics covered: Cell and molecular biology, organic chemistry, genetic modification, natural chemical compounds, enzymes
Printable solar cells - Suitable for NCEA Levels 2 and 3
Topics covered: Organic chemistry, renewable energy, material science, photoelectric effect
Geomagnetic storms and their effects on pipelines - Suitable for NCEA Levels 2 and 3.
Topics covered: Induction, electromagnetism, reactions, infrastructure.
Stellar formation and the hidden hydrogen - Suitable for NCEA Levels 2 and 3.
Topics covered: Stellar formation, space exploration, telescope technology
Imagining Decolonised Cities - Suitable for Year 9 and up.
Topics covered: Colonisation, urban design, Te Ao Māori, community engagement, project planning
Environment and Earth Science
The problem with the Manawatu Gorge's geology - Suitable for Year 3 and up.
Topics covered: Geology, fault lines, erosion, engineering.
Hot water discovery at the Alpine Fault - Suitable for Years 4 and up.
Topics covered: Geothermal activity, geology, fault lines, human impact.
Facial Processing and Portrait Artistry - Suitable for NCEA Levels 1, 2, and 3.
Topics covered: Research design, face processing.
How Psychopathology affects Peer Relationships - Suitable for NCEA Levels 1, 2, and 3.
Topics covered: Research design, mental illness, peer relationships
Mathematics and Statistics
Large Data Sets
These are real data sets for students to use for statistical analysis.
New Zealand Food Price Index - 2006 to 2017
Tracks average amounts paid by households over time.
Meningococcal Rates in New Zealand and the UK - 1999 to 2015
These are reported cases by health providers.
Traffic Offenses in New Zealand by age and gender from 2014 to 2017
Collected from the New Zealand Police database.
Video Game Sales from 1985 to 2015
Grouped by Genre, Region, Platform, and Publisher.
Wasp Abundance in the UK and New Zealand - 1972 to 2010
Individual wasps were counted in the UK, while nests were counted in New Zealand.
NIWAs 'Seven-station' series temperature data - 1909 to 2016
Average temperatures and anomalies from seven permanent weather stations.