Years 7 - 10
New Zealand general, volcano, earthquakes and tsunami hazard resources for Years 7 - 10
Field trip to Wellington
Join the LEARNZ virtual field trip to the coolest little capital, Wellington. Learn about how individuals, families, and communities can respond to emergencies.
Video Game: Stop Disasters!
An interactive game from the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction. Explore risk areas for different natural hazards & mitigation methods of risk reduction.
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.
Types of Volcanoes in Aotearoa
Learn from GNS Science about the three types of volcanoes in Aotearoa New Zealand, volcanic fields, cone volcanoes and caldera volcanoes.
Video: Volcanic eruption explained
In this TED-Ed video, Steven Andersons how new volcanies form and what causes their unpredictable eruptions.
Volcano map of New Zealand
An interactive map that shows where the major volcanoes are, the types of volcanoes, and other various facts.
Plates, volcanoes, and quakes
In this activity, students take on the roles of seismologists, vulcanologists and geographers, using maps to look for patterns worldwide for earthquakes, volcanoes and topographic features.
Field Trip to Hawke's Bay
Join the virtual field trip with LEARNZ to the Hawke's Bay to know more about the science behind earthquake and tsunami, and how to prepare for these hazards.
Learn from GNS Science about the types of hazards caused by earthquakes: liquefaction, land deformation, landslides and many more.
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.
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.
Seismology is the science that deals with earthquakes and seismic waves. Explore the basic seismology terms and concepts from the Science Learning Hub.
Plates, volcanoes, and quakes
In this activity, students take on the roles of seismologists, vulcanologists and geographers, using maps to look for patterns in the worldwide distribution of earthquakes, volcanoes and topographic features.
Field Trip to the Hawke's Bay
Join the virtual field trip with LEARNZ to the Hawke's Bay to know more about the science behind earthquke and tsunami, and how to prepare for these hazards.
The tsunami that washed away
What evidence can support knowing more about tsunami from a hundred years ago? Resources such as slides and reusable content included.
Video: Tsunami 101
This video from National Geographic shows what causes tsunami and the importance of evacuating any area when under tsunami threat.