These are a selection of links chosen to stimulate your thinking, or to provide interesting curriculum support.




BAYER PRIMARY SCHOOL SCIENCE FUND – dates for 2017 application to be updated on their website
This fund is to give primary schools the opportunity to apply for funding required to teach and enhance both environmental science and ‘nature of science’ activities.
A primary school can request a maximum sum of up to $2,000 to help fund activities. A school that has been successful in being funded may only apply for funding once every three years.
For more information please visit:

1. Science Kids – Bringing science and technology together! – Fun experiments, cool facts, online games, activities, projects, ideas, technology
2. The Science Learning Hub provides resources for teachers years 5-10. Their resources for teachers explore the latest resource in science and technology in New Zealand and are closely linked to the science curriculum

“Maui’s Dolphin – an inquiry to action”
WWF is pleased to be launching a new resource for primary teachers called “Maui’s Dolphin – an inquiry to action”
You can download if for free from the WWF website
The resource supports teachers to use an inquiry learning approach so their students can find out about Maui’s dolphin and undertake action projects to help protect this critically endangered species

Matariki is a time of festivity for Maori, the tangata whenua, or first people of the land. Te Papa’s festival is for all people of Aotearoa New Zealand and includes elements from other Pacific cultures. Follow the link to Te Papa’s Matariki Resource

TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) Talks are wonderful.
Click on this link to a host of education ones.
Sir Ken Robinson
Bring On The Revolution
Schools Kill Creativity

The factsheets provide information and images for high school students, university students and members of the public to use in their own projects with appropriate acknowledgement. They avoid jargon and technical terms. There is a glossary, and supporting information explains technical issues such as scientific names, terms and definitions, and answers basic ecological questions such as why all kinds of insects arent found on every host plant.
Subjects covered include – the large green puriri moth; the pohutukawa leaf miner; the cabbage tree moth; pittosporum psyllid; the Tasmanian lacewing; and the tiny lacebark gall mite. The Insect factsheets are here.