The Wonder Project – Getting kiwi kids excited about STEM
Year 5–6Term 2 2021Over 6–8 weeks in Term 2, students work with their teacher and Wonder Project Ambassador to design, build and launch their very own water rocket. The programme has been designed to align with Level 3 of the teaching curriculum. That’s one small step for a student, one giant leap for New Zealand’s STEM industry.We pair schools with STEM professionals where available, to support their teaching and provide resources to successfully run the programme.This year we're excited to…
Brain-like computer chips could address privacy concerns and greenhouse emissions
A team lead by Professor Simon Brown at the University of Canterbury (UC) has developed computer chips with brain-like functionality, that could ...
Never miss a beat · Plant & Food Research
The traditional way of trapping and counting invasive insects gets old really fast. Biosecurity Research Associate Taylor Welsh has engineered a trapping system that uses the optical beam break techno
Why an artist turned tech bosses into mythological figures
Sebastian Errazuriz has funneled his fears over the increase in technological power into a series of audacious 3D printed sculptures
Find-A-Pest prototype one release
The app that’s designed to help every day kiwis protect our native flora and fauna has had its first prototype released. Find-A-Pest can be downloaded onto mobile devices and allows the user to take a photo of anything suspicious (weeds, insects, diseases etc), then send it to authorities. Project lead Scion’s Dr Steve Pawson says the alert goes through in real-time, so the right people get a heads-up straight away and can do something about it.
Yellow eyed penguin monitoring system | Best Awards
Yellow eyed penguin monitoring system - BEST AWARDS Weighing penguins might help save their lives - Postgraduate Product Design students Ian McDowall and Francis Bingham worked on producing a weigh station that would be positioned just outside a nest.
The Kuia and the Spider Activities – New Zealand Picture Book Collection
The Kuia and the Spider - NZ PICTURE BOOKS CURRICULUM LINKS. An old kuia (grandmother) continually fights with a spider living in her house, about whose weaving is the best. The kuia weaves mats for sleeping on, and baskets and kits for collecting kaimoana, kumara and coffee in. The spider weaves to collect food...
The House that Grew Activities – New Zealand Picture Book Collection
The House that Grew - NZ PICTURE BOOK CURRICULUM LINKS. Rachel and her family buy some land in the country, but only have enough money left over to build a very small house to live in. In Summer, this is fine as they enjoy eating, bathing, playing and working outside in the warm weather. As the seasons change however, and the cold forces them to move inside, it becomes clear that there is not enough space for everyone to live happily. They come up with a solution: build Rachel a playhouse!