Years 11 - 13
New Zealand general, volcano, earthquakes and tsunami hazard resources for Years 7 - 10
Volcanic Groups of the Holocene
A database from the Smithsonian Instituition's Global Volcanism Program on New Zealand Holocene and Pleistocene Volcanoes
New Zealand Volcanoes
Listening and reading resource on New Zealand volcanoes, answering questions like why New Zealand has active volcanoes (Level 6 Science)
Learn about the types of hazards caused by volcanic activity: ash fall, pyroclastic flows and surges, lava flows, lahars, debris avalanches and others (Level 7 Science).
Video: What is a slow slip event?
Drop, Cover and Hold is the right action to take in an earthquake. Learn how to Drop, Cover and Hold, and what to do in different situations
Slow slip event graphing
An activity about slow slip events, how to graph GPS data, and evaluating and interpreting the results. (Level 4-5 Science and Statistics).
Something creepy is happening
Video and handouts for students to explore slow slips. Plot and interpret a graph using data from an actual event in New Zealand. (Level 6 - Science)
Seismology is the science that deals with earthquakes and seismic waves. Explore the basic seismology terms and concepts (Level 6 Science).
Video: Resonance and seismic shaking
Video resource demonstrating the concept of resonance and how it relates to various seismic frequencies (Level 6 Science)
Video: Buidlings and earthquakes
Video resource explaining why certain buildings fall in earthquakes. Analogies are used to explain the concept of resonant frequency (Level 6 Science)
What's on our plates?
Online teaching modules for students & test your knowledge for each, with a teacher's guide. (Level 6 - Science)
Fault hand movement
Activity to demonstrate three faulting actions using hands; instructions and resources included (Level 6 - Science)
Earthquakes in New Zealand
Listening and reading resources on earthquakes in New Zealand; early records of earthquakes in New Zealand, and earthquakes in Māori tradition (Level 7 - Science).
Experts react: Earthquakes and mental health
Experts' reflection on the Canterbury earthquakes and the effect on mental health. From the Science Media Centre.
Introduction to Earthquakes
A University lecturer shares introductory resources on earthquakes, including online notes, syllabus, texts, and quizzes. Great for students wanting to explore earthquakes at a higher level (Level 8 - Science)
Tsunami hazard in New Zealand
Listening and reading resources on tsunami in New Zealand. Tsunami have occurred in the past, learn more about the hazard and what to do.
Tsunami information Australia
Learn the basics about tsunami. how do tsunami differ from regular waves? Whare can tsunami occur in Australia?
NOAA on tsunami
Read about tsunami from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), a scientific and regulatory agency within the United States.