Welcome to the Science Learning Hub, a place to find out more about New Zealand science. Watch scientists in action with one of our short video clips, find out what questions are being asked, and explore some of the key ideas. There are loads of free, quality assured teaching resources to support school science learning. Browse our contexts or try our advanced search.
You can help New Zealand’s mistletoes survive by not cutting any for your Christmas decorations.
Two species of mistletoe depend on tūī and bellbirds for pollination. As the numbers of these birds have declined, plant numbers have gone down. Find out more about the pollination experiments being carried out by University of Canterbury scientists in this article.
Find out why surfers should never attempt to surf a tsunami. We often imagine that tsunamis look like huge surf waves but, though surf and tsunami waves have some characteristics in common, but there are also many differences.
Use this interactive or a paper-based Venn diagram to explore the key similarities and differences.