Resources for schools

Resources for Secondary Schools

Explore the fascinating world of science! The School's exciting collection of tools for secondary school students and teachers provide the perfect informational resources.

Earth Sciences

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.

STAR Funding

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.

The School of Science & School of Engineering offer STAR courses in the areas of chemistry and biology.

Qualifications and Careers

Check out our available qualifications and subjects, and find out what kind of careers are available with a science and engineering degree.