Years 5 - 6
New Zealand general, volcano, earthquakes and tsunami hazard resources for Years 5 - 6
Making Lava Fudge
Instructions on making chocolate fudge using three slightly different combinations of ingredients to model the different proportions of minerals in basalt, andesite and rhyolite rocks.
Computer-based activity where students work to find New Zealand volcanoes using a map and Google Earth. Activity from Science Learning Hub.
A manual from DEVORA that details eight demonstration activities on volcanoes, covering topics such as pressure, viscosity, explosive, and non-explosive eruptions, and lava flows.
Video: New Zealand Volcanic Timeline
A short video from the Auckland Museum highlighting Aotearoa New Zealand's volcanic history
Our sleeping mounga in Taranaki
Travel online with LEARNZ to Taranaki mounga to see the effects of past eruptions. Find out how large parts of Aotearoa would be affected by the next eruption, and how to be prepared.
Our Taupō supervolcano
Travel online with LEARNZ through space and time and explore the science and legends of our Taupō supervolcano. Links to curriculum and teaching resources provided.
What's On Our Plates
Online teaching modules from the East Coast Lab for students. The resource comes with activities to test knowledge and teacher's guide.
Building an earthquake ready future
A teaching resource from the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. Teach students to create resilient communities that can deal with earthquakes.
Printables - Activites and Worksheets on Earthquakes
Printable earthquake teaching resources for different year levels including Years 5-6
The Alpine Fault
Explore with LEARNZ the Alpine Fault, one of Earth's most impressive geological features, where a big earthquake happens about every 300 years and where one is likely in our lifetimes
Activity: Tsunami in a bottle
An earth science hands-on activity to learn about tsunami and its effects on the shoreline. Includes instructions, handouts, and a worksheet.
Video: Basics of Tsunami
Learn more about Tsunami with Dr.Binocs, as he explains interesting facts about Tsunami, including causes of tsunami, strongest wave of tsunami, what to do if you get stuck in a tsunami
Kids ask an expert
A collection of videos of questions from kids to GNS Science; on various hazards, including tsunami. Why are tsunami dangerous? What is a tsunami? How can you tell a tsunami is coming?