Get planning, get outdoors and get excited about science!
Take advantage of the settled summer weather and take the science outside – plants, science fairs, connecting with our seas and more.
International Year of Plant Health – protecting plants, protecting life
The United Nations is using 2020 to raise awareness of plant protection. New Zealand native trees present a rich topic for cross-curricular learning. Our planning pathway groups resources into key science and teaching concepts. If you want to get out near the bush, we’ve had great feedback on this life-size leaf activity.
Economic development is also a component of IYPH 2020. Explore how and why New Zealand scientists are working to breed new apple varieties and create mānuka plantations.
Wondering why the sports fields are browner and crunchier this year compared to last year? A soil moisture map will give you an answer.