The Science Learning Hub is developed by educators and teachers in collaboration with New Zealand scientists to provide resources for teachers of students up to year 10. It is funded by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment and managed by the University of Waikato.
Being able to interact directly with a scientist can be a powerful experience for students. For this reason, we work to connect New Zealand classrooms directly with scientists whenever we can – and we find social media is a powerful connecting tool.
Check out what happened when two New Zealand classes asked us for help identifying snails they’d found.
Predation by mammalian predators is the major cause of decline of New Zealand’s native bird species.
In this activity, students make a tracking tunnel to monitor the presence of pest species in a neighbouring gully or their school grounds. This will help them to understand the uses of tracking tunnels in conservation.