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Primary Science

The Primary Science gateway helps primary teachers find resources that are particularly relevant to their science planning. Check out our most popular science collections as well as ready-made unit plans, resources with Māori content, and stories written specifically for early primary. More articles are coming soon.

Frequently used contexts and science stories

Explore contexts and science stories frequently used by primary teachers.

Junior science

Find science stories written specifically for junior primary classes.

Living World – Insects

Find links to Science Learning Hub resources for primary teachers related to insects in the Living World strand of the New Zealand...

Living World – Life cycles

Here are links to Science Learning Hub resources for primary teachers related to life cycles in the Living World strand of the New Zealand...

Living World – The rocky shore

Here are links to Science Learning Hub resources for primary teachers related to the rocky shore in the Living World strand of the New...

Material World – Melting

The Science Learning Hub has many resources for primary teachers related to melting in the Material World strand of the New Zealand...

Material World – Mixtures

Here are links to Science Learning Hub resources for primary teachers related to mixtures in the Material World strand of the New Zealand...

Material World – Recycling and biodegradability

Here we provide links to Science Learning Hub resources for primary teachers related to recycling and biodegradability in the Material...

Physical World – Floating and sinking

Find links to Science Learning Hub resources for primary teachers related to floating and sinking in the Physical World strand of the New...

Physical World – Forces

Here are links to Science Learning Hub resources for primary teachers related to forces in the Physical World strand of the New Zealand...

Physical World – Heat

Here are links to Science Learning Hub resources for primary teachers related to heat in the Physical World strand of the New Zealand...

Planet Earth and Beyond – The night sky

The Science Learning Hub has lots of resources for primary teachers related to the night sky in the Planet Earth and Beyond strand of the...

Planet Earth and Beyond – Volcanoes

The Science Learning Hub has many resources for primary teachers related to volcanoes in the Planet Earth and Beyond strand of the New...

Planet Earth and Beyond – Weather

Here are links to Science Learning Hub resources for primary teachers related to weather in the Planet Earth and Beyond strand of the New...

Primary Science Week – soil resources

Soil is the theme for Primary Science Week 16–20 May 2016. The Hub has numerous soil resources to complement the national investigation...

Professional development for primary teachers

Primary teachers are getting on board with science! Check out these professional development sessions (with resources) to help you engage...

Resources with Māori content

Resources with Māori content intended to appeal to primary students.

Seaweek resources

Seaweek is New Zealand’s annual national week about the sea. The Hub has numerous marine resources to use during Seaweek or any time of...

Unit plans for primary teachers

Science unit plans for primary teachers.