Here is a list of New Zealand Science websites that inspire both young and old

The Science Learning Hub

A place to find out more about New Zealand science. Watch scientists in action on a video clip, find out what questions are being asked, and explore some of their key subject ideas.

Siouxsie and Eve investigate (on HEIHEI)

Join New Zealand’s most colourful scientist Dr Siouxsie Wiles, and her daughter Eve as they investigate the hidden world of microbiology. A series of 4 videos.

Young Ocean Explorers

A truly interactive video series about the sea and its wildlife, hosted by school student Riley and her dad Steve Hathaway.

NZ Science Teacher Magazine (NZASE)

NZASE's primary voice to bring educators of Science together with the latest Scientific ideas and pedagogy. Features a veritable cornucopia of information on everything you wanted to know about science and science education but never thought to ask

NZ Association of Primary Science Educators

A branch of the New Zealand Association of Science Educators (NZASE). Our role is to celebrate science in Primary Schools and to enhance the teaching and learning of science at primary level. The NZAPSE runs an annual Primary Science Week in Term 2 proving an opportunity for all New Zealand schools to engage in science learning.

GNS Learning Materials

Be inspired to appreciate the amazing story being uncovered by New Zealand geoscientists. Topics cover Earthquakes, Fossils, Landforms, Volcanoes, Tsunami and many more.

Also check out GEONET for real-time NZ seismographs and volcano cameras.

National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA)

Research, educational material, publications, maps, FAQ, teachers' and students' sections, and links to the various national centres of NIWA. This is also a source of climate data that students can use in science projects.

Landcare Research

Teaching resources including their popular 'what is this bug', an insect identification tool in English and Māori.

Department of Conservation

Find resources to support conservation teaching and learning, and DOC supported education programmes you can get involved in.  The site includes background information, teacher resources, and possible school field trips to support educational experiences outside the classroom.


A series of virtual field trips for science, for year 1-13 students. This covers a wide variety of topics and visiting a wide variety of locations, LEARNZ online field trips are self-contained and free for New Zealand teachers and their classes.

Royal Society of New Zealand

Support science and technology education in New Zealand by running programmes for students and teachers and by linking science and technology education providers with teachers, students, schools and each other.

Soil, Food & Society

The story of where our food comes from. A resource for learning and teaching science YEAR 5 - 8


Teacher and school resources including curriculum resources, policy and practices, and resources for school community partnerships. Significant sections for primary and secondary schools.

Eureka! Awards

A national programme that engages students from year four onwards in STEM communication, events and activities

Nanogirl Labs

Resources for primary and intermediate teachers, supporting the delivery of science in the classroom.  These worksheets were developed as part of the MacDiarmid Institute’s ‘Korero With Scientists’ programme.

Wild Eyes

a safe online community offering nature missions for kiwi kids