Science / Putaiao Technology / Hangarau Maths / PangarauUse unique resources and exciting hands-on activities to inspire students in many aspects of science and technology.
Programmes are adaptable to your specific needs. Contact Barbara Arnold or Keith Young our Science educators on 06 355 5000 to discuss options or email Barbara
primary EDUCATION programmes
•Bodies and Bones
•Fizzing and Foaming
•Hot and Cold
•Perfect Little Planet Show
Secondary EDUCATION programmes
Bodies AND Bones
Become a skeleton detective!
Investigate different animal skeletons and skulls.
Teacher Resource: BODIES & BONES (0.05MB)
Related Programmes: Te Manawa loan kit - Human Skeleton
Become a fossil hunter and uncover secrets of the world of dinosaurs! Dinosaur Dig uses the outdoor dig site.
Teacher resource: DINOSAUR DIG (0.05MB)
Special Requirements:Please note that digging for fossils is dusty! Children need to be dressed appropriately for working outside i.e. warm clothing and sun safety considerations.
If the weather is not suitable for working outside a modified programme will be provided indoors.
- Fizzing and Foaming
Enjoy hands on experiments making gases and investigating chemical reactions. Students practise the scientific skills of observation, measurement and prediction.
Teacher resource: FIZZING & FOAMING (0.05MB)
Related Programmes:Hot and Cold
HOT AND COLD
Investigate the effects of temperature on substances with a range of hands on experiments .
This programme can be brought to your school as an outreach activity.
Teacher Resource: HOT & COLD (0.05MB)
Possible Focus Topics:
YOU CAN NOW EXPLORE SOME OF THE BEST KNOWN SIGHTS OF OUR SOLAR SYSTEM WITH OUR NEW SHOW, "PERFECT LITTLE PLANET."
Imagine you could take the ultimate space holiday - where would you go to find the ideal place?
In "Perfect Little Planet," a family from another star system is doing just that - looking for the perfect holiday spot as they travel through our solar system. Join them and see the solar system from a different point of view. Soar over the surface of Pluto, sail through the beautiful rings of Saturn and dare the ferocious lightening storms at Jupiter. You'll feel as though you're actually there - and best of all, no 3D glasses required!
For space travellers of all ages
Running Time: 36 minutes
See the show inside the ComputerCare Cosmodome - inflatable planetarium. We can also bring the ComputerCare Cosmodome to you.
Discover the night sky in Te Manawa's inflatable and portable planetarium. See constellations, planets and other observable features of the night sky. We can bring StarLab to you.
Teacher Resource: STAR LAB (0.09MB)
•Make observations about and recognise patterns in the night sky
Numbers of Students: Maximum 30
Class Level: 4years old - adult
4 years old to Year 6 - 1 hour
Year 7 to adult - 1 hour 15mins
Being inside StarLab can be very exciting and can be spoilt by lots of noise. Please bring along enough adults to monitor student behaviour.
StarLab can be shortened to fit in with secondary school timetables. The time will affect the programme, so it is vital that teachers let educators know what their students' needs are.
Possible Focus Topics:
Apparent movement of objects in the sky,
Constellations and observable features
Related Programmes:Matariki (Maori New Year) Available May, June and July