Library Subject Guides

Education: Science



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Finding Journal Articles

Use these databases to find journal articles on science education:

Classroom Activities

BioEd Online lots of biology activities for school pupils - cells, human organism, diversity of life, the science of sleep and more. 

Science Is activities From TKI, activites for various curriculum levels and topic areas.

Science snacks popular exhibits from the Exploratorium museum that can be recreated in the classroom.

Welcome to the subject guide for science in education

The Education Library has a comprehensive range of print and online resources with specialist staff to help you to locate the information you need. Visit, email, or phone the library for assistance. We're always happy to hear from you!

Web Resources

Resources to help teachers use the Science in New Zealand Curriculum document

Science is a resource to help primary and secondary school teachers understand and integrate the Making sense of the nature of science (NoS) and Developing scientific skills and attitudes (DSSA) strands of Science in the New Zealand Curriculum (SiNZC).

Science Community News TKI website contains regularly updated information and materials relevant to the teaching and learning of science. There are links to over 600 quality-assured materials in this community.

Other web resources

Science Learning Hub The Science Learning Hub is a national project designed to support the effective teaching of science in New Zealand schools. It is funded by the New Zealand government through the Ministry of Research, Science & Technology.

BioEd Online (US) Resource for biology teachers students and parents. Includes a wide range of teacher resources, classroom activities, slide sets and lots more.

Department of Conservations (DoC) Information and resources to support conservation education programmes in schools.

Dino Directory From London's Natural History Museum, lots of information on well-known dinosaurs. Includes a kids only area with games , pictures, and activities as well as a teachers' resource area with classroom activities.

Exploratorium - the museum of science art and human perception, San Francisco. A virtual museum for children aged 4-18. Find tools and activities to support your teaching.

Geological and Nuclear Sciences (GNS) New Zealand. Resources for children to learn about volcanoes and earthquakes. Find out about the latest quake and view webcams on New Zealand volcanoes.

The Habitable Planet A multimedia course for high school teachers and adult learners interested in studying environmental science. Provides access to course content and activities developed by leading international scientists.

Landcare Research Education information on plants and animals in New Zealand. Some sections contain teacher resources and classroom activities.

National Science Teachers Association (US). Lots of publications for science teachers as well as teacher resources. Some sections of the website are member only areas.

Natural Heritage Collection Images and videos of New Zealand's natural heritage. You'll find extinct and endangered animals and plants, and introduced pests.

New Zealand disasters information about floods, fires, epidemics, earthquakes and other disasters in NZ. Created by staff at the Christchurch City Library.

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