The National Aquarium runs an extensive range of education programmes for early childhood, primary, secondary and tertiary students. Via the tabs below you can find out more about our programmes, associated activities and worksheets, along with additional educational information relevant to the New Zealand Curriculum
Learn how early Māori used their scientific knowledge and respect for their environment to create tikanga (customs and protocols) to protect one of their most valuable assets, kaimoana (seafood). This unit explores the spiritual rules, ocean conservation and kaimoana trade in traditional Māori fisheries while comparing past with the present.
By listening to the local Māori legend 'Pania of the Reef' students learn about their reef, its aquatic bio-diversity and the Māori concepts of taonga, rāhui tapu and kaitiakitanga. Students examine how the reef has changed over time, with respect to its use throughout the ages.
In this programme, students use evidence from landforms, rocks and fossils to describe geological history. They'll discover how fossils are formed and how they're actually remnants of an ancient and very much different life on Earth. Students will investigate and describe processes, which change the Earth's surface over time at local and global levels.
At the LAB your students can uncover more about earthquakes, tsunami and volcanic eruptions.They’ll learn about scientists’ latest discoveries and become scientists themselves creating their very own tsunami and volcanic eruption. Bring your students for a natural hazards education experience at LAB.
Hands-on and engaging activities will set a solid framework for their learning. Students will use bottles filled with liquids to simulate tsunami; they will mix various ingredients to create their own volcano; and build examples of strong and weak houses to see which is strongest in an earthquake.
A challenge will be presented to the students to develop their own action plan at home.
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