Resources for Secondary Schools
Explore the fascinating world of science and engineering! The Faculty's exciting collection of tools for secondary school students and teachers provide the perfect informational resources.
Looking for support in the teaching of Earth sciences at your school? The University of Waikato's School of Science can offer you resources, knowledge, training and much more to your primary, intermediate or secondary school class.
The following resources and services are available:
- Labelled rock collections available at $60.00 a set
- Teacher information evenings
- Class visits to the School of Science at the University of Waikato (by arrangement)
- Guest speakers: Earth sciences staff are available to talk to groups at your school on a wide range of Earth science-related topics including: volcanoes, climate change, tsunami, Antarctic rocks and minerals, careers in Earth, ocean and environmental sciences, and coastal processes.
Contact us to enquire about any of the above, or with any further requests or questions. You may also like to be added to our mailing list of schools, to receive updates on upcoming events.
Volcanology of the Tongariro Crossing
Take a virtual field trip of 360 degree panoramic images of the Volcanology of Tongariro Crossing. The images are supported by explanatory hotspots, background information, maps, diagrams, an indexed slide show, animations, eruption movies, and a glossary.
Evolution for Teaching
The Evolution for Teaching website was developed as a resource for New Zealand secondary teachers. The website provides a wealth of information in areas related to evolution, including, geological time, New Zealand examples of evolution, human evolution, and background to the development of evolutionary theory.
Science on the Farm
Science on the Farm was developed as part of Waikato University's strategic partnership with Fieldays. The website provides secondary school teachers and students with information in a range of curriculum areas, largely based on research being carried out in the Faculty of Science & Engineering. Visitors to the website can also learn more about the people behind the science.
The Ministry of Education's Secondary Tertiary Alignment Resource (STAR) funding is a capped resource available to secondary, composite, area or special schools that have Years 11 to 13 students. The intention of the grant is to enable secondary schools to facilitate their senior students' smooth transition from schooling to further education, training or employment. It enables secondary schools to provide or purchase tertiary courses which will better meet students' needs.