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Many visitors and residents of Tāmaki Makaurau (Auckland) have “visit every volcano” on their goal list. However, there are so many (53 volcanic centres!), many are quarried or hidden away, and it takes a lot of digging (ha!) to figure out how to check some of them off of your list. This checklist makes meeting this goal easier! In this document, you’ll find a map and corresponding list of the volcanoes, roughly grouped by location, an address or GPS coordinate for you to put into your… Goal List, Volcanoes, Auckland, Map, This Or That Questions, Awesome, Check, List Of Goals, Location Map

How to visit every volcano in Auckland - DEVORA DOWNLOAD

Many visitors and residents of Tāmaki Makaurau (Auckland) have “visit every volcano” on their goal list. However, there are so many (53 volcanic centres!), many are quarried or hidden away, and it takes a lot of digging (ha!) to figure out how to check some of them off of your list. This checklist makes meeting this goal easier! In this document, you’ll find a map and corresponding list of the volcanoes, roughly grouped by location, an address or GPS coordinate for you to put into your…

Healthy homes, healthy futures - TEACHING RESOURCE. Rongomai Primary School is leading a Healthy Homes, Healthy Futures project. The project is part of the Participatory Science Platform (PSP) programme. Psp, Primary School, Auckland, Platform, Science, Homes, Teaching, Future, Healthy

Healthy homes, healthy futures

Rongomai Primary School is leading a Healthy Homes, Healthy Futures project. The project is part of the Participatory Science Platform (PSP) programme.

Auckland’s forgotten volcano Early Explorers, Ferdinand, Auckland, Volcano, Scientists, Science, Teaching, Awesome, Education

Auckland’s forgotten volcano

Scientists researching and mapping Auckland’s volcanic field thought they had discovered a hitherto unknown crater lying beneath the suburb of Grafton. However, it turned out early explorer and geologist Ferdinand von Hochstetter had beaten them to it by some 150 years.

Dave Corner of Auckland’s Pakuranga College developed a successful geology unit using resources from several SLH contexts. His students were engaged because they had been to or seen many of the volcanoes or other geological sites featured. What Causes Earthquakes, Outer Core, Earthquake And Tsunami, Primary School Teacher, Common Myths, World Geography, Unit Plan, Teacher Resources, Geology

Tectonic shift in year 10 learning

Dave Corner of Auckland’s Pakuranga College developed a successful geology unit using resources from several SLH contexts. His students were engaged because they had been to or seen many of the volcanoes or other geological sites featured.

Testing pH of Culley’s sauce During production, the pH of Culley’s sauce is monitored to ensure the safety and consistency of the products. Freeze Drying, Preserving Food, Consistency, Auckland, Food To Make, Ph, Safety, Awesome, Products

Testing pH of Culley’s sauce

During production, the pH of Culley’s sauce is monitored to ensure the safety and consistency of the products.

Position: Science Team Leader, Biosystematics, Manaaki Whenua - Landcare Research. Field: Biodiversity, conservation and ecology of New Zealand fungi. Team Leader, Auckland, Fungi, Ecology, Conservation, Profile, Positivity, Science, Awesome

Dr Peter Buchanan

Position: Science Team Leader, Biosystematics, Manaaki Whenua - Landcare Research. Field: Biodiversity, conservation and ecology of New Zealand fungi.

Hidden Taonga - Conserving New Zealand’s unique ecosystems - Scientists at Landcare Research use their collections as a reference book while they explore New Zealand’s hidden ecosystems to answer questions in classification, conservation and biosecurity. Hands On Activities, Science Activities, Alphabet Activities, What Is This Bug, Chickens In The Winter, Insect Species, Clean Eating Salads, Chemistry Experiments, Transformation Body

Landcare Research’s insect collection

The buildings of Landcare Research (Manaaki Whenua) in Tāmaki, Auckland, house an enormous range of preserved and live specimens of insects and other invertebrates. Why do the scientists value this collection so highly and what role does it play in conservation.

What controls apple flesh colour? Apple Plant, Red Pigment, Transcription, Auckland, Scientists, Gourmet Recipes, Apples, Protein, Colour

What controls apple flesh colour?

Scientists at Plant & Food Research have worked out why some apples are red-fleshed and others white-fleshed. They found a protein called MYB10 in apple, then showed that MYB10 was a transcription factor that controlled the production of anthocyanin (the red pigment in apple flesh). Richard Espley, who carried out much of the research, describes the genetic techniques that were used to help understand the function of MYB10. He also explains why red-fleshed apples have more MYB10 and more…

Revive Our Gulf - VIDEO. Marine biologist Rebecca Barclay provides an overview of the Mussel Reef Restoration Trust’s key project – Revive Our Gulf. Key Projects, Biologist, Auckland, Hanging Chair, Restoration, Trust, Ceiling Lights, Awesome, Hanging Chair Stand

Revive Our Gulf

Marine biologist Rebecca Barclay provides an overview of the Mussel Reef Restoration Trust’s key project – Revive Our Gulf. Rebecca gives us the history of the Hauraki Gulf and how Revive Our Gulf is working to restore some of the original ecosystems. Point of interest Why did the mussel beds not regenerate? Do you think this is still a problem today?

Mussels and ecosystem services - VIDEO. This video is a brief introduction to the restoration of mussel reefs in the Hauraki Gulf. Mussels, Auckland, Marine Life, Restoration, Science, Awesome, Clams, Blue Mussel

Mussels and ecosystem services

This video is a brief introduction to the restoration of mussel reefs in the Hauraki Gulf. The reefs enhance water quality and promote marine life diversity. It was produced by Revive Our Gulf, the flagship organisation for the Mussel Reef Restoration Trust. Note that the video does not have a soundtrack. Point of interest: Why would recreational fishers support this work?

NZ SCIENCE RESEARCH: Dr Craig Radford from the Leigh Marine Laboratory needed to explore sound in shallow environments to determine if crabs could use sound to find a reef from many kilometres off shore. Science Week, Primary Science, Environmental Education, How To Find Out, Crabs, Teaching, Shallow, Auckland, Studying

Studying sound under water

We know that sound behaves quite differently under water, moving faster and further, but how well can we predict what sound will do under water based on the information that we have? Dr Craig Radford from Leigh Marine Laboratory decided it was time to find out.

Position: Professor, Principal Investigator Centre for Brain Research, The University of Auckland. Classroom Bulletin Boards, Classroom Decor, Online Newsletter, Ministry Of Education, Antarctica, Auckland, University, Science, Profile

Prof John Montgomery

Position: Professor, Principal Investigator Centre for Brain Research, The University of Auckland. Field: Marine science.

VIDEO CLIP (< 2 min): Encouraging creativity at Revolution Fibres - In this video Iain Hosie and Albert McGhee, Revolution Fibres, discuss how they encourage creativity and develop ideas in their workplace and why this is important for innovation. Video Clip, Auckland, Workplace, Revolution, Innovation, Fiber, Encouragement, Creativity, Student

Encouraging creativity: Revolution Fibres

Iain Hosie and Albert McGhee, Revolution Fibres, discuss how they encourage creativity and develop ideas in their workplace and why this is important for innovation. Discussion points Albert McGhee talks about ‘creative days’ – a formalised way to encourage creativity and ideas development in their workplace. Discuss with your students what they think of this idea. How important do your students think creativity is in the innovation process? Encourage them to find other examples of…

The Revolution Fibres story Research And Development, Story Video, Auckland, Problem Solving, Revolution, Gap, Commercial, Creativity, Success

The Revolution Fibres story

In this video, Revolution Fibres founders Iain Hosie and Simon Feasey describe how they found a gap in the market for the commercial production of nanofibres. They explain how they set up their business, upscaled electrospinning technology and successfully commercialised three new products in a short space of time. Along with Albert McGhee, they discuss how creativity, problem-solving and an emphasis on evolving their business strategy have all been important in their success. Jargon alert…

From idea to commercial product: Revolution Fibres - VIDEO. Simon Feasey and Iain Hosie, from Revolution Fibres, discuss the key steps in developing an idea into a commercial product. Auckland, Revolution, Fiber, Commercial, Science, Key, Awesome, Unique Key, Low Fiber Foods

From idea to commercial product: Revolution Fibres

Simon Feasey and Iain Hosie, from Revolution Fibres, discuss the key steps in developing an idea into a commercial product. Jargon alert Milestones: agreed events or stages in a project that are indicators of progress. Go/kill points: Simon uses this term to mean milestones in a project at which you decide whether to proceed (go) or to stop (kill). Activity Ask your students to listen to the video and identify the key steps that Simon and Iain discuss. Your students could also watch other…

Producing commercial quantities of nanofibre Auckland, Revolution, Commercial, Tech, Range, Science, Teaching, Marketing, Awesome

Producing commercial quantities of nanofibre

Revolution Fibres is a high-tech start-up company that produces commercial quantities of electrospun nanofibre. They are one of a few companies worldwide and the only company in Australasia able to do this. With a huge range of potential applications, the market for nanofibre materials is growing rapidly.