NCEA – Science

Resources to help you learn about science.

Library resources

Science and scientists
A guide to science resources from Christchurch City Libraries.
Science in Context
Curriculum-related science content for high school and university students, teachers and researchers. Merges reference content with journal articles and media reports.
Access this with your library card number and password / PIN, or at our libraries.
Science Reference Center
This database contains full text for nearly 640 science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, etc. Topics covered include: biology, chemistry, earth & space science, environmental science, health & medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science & society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife.
Access this with your library card number and password / PIN, or at our libraries.

Science web resources

Study It - for NCEA students
Your one stop site for achieving in NCEA science. Find what you need to know, contact subject teachers, and get encouragement from other students.
 BBC - Science
Great site but particularly useful re human body & biology info
 Biotechnology Learning Hub
Meet people from the biotechnology sector, see did you know facts, view videos, images and images.
 Future In Tech
Everything you need to know about how to get a career in technology, engineering or science
 How Stuff Works
Have you ever wondered how the engine in your car works, or what gears do, or what makes the inside of your refrigerator cold? A great place to learn how things work in the world around you. Good for science projects or technology, astronomy or earth science projects.
 Khan Academy
With particular strength in Math and Science, Khan Academy offers thousands of videos with related exercises to let you learn online at your own pace.
The Last Word
Questions & answers on everyday scientific phenomena. Includes answers to questions like "Why don't animals wear glasses?". From the New Scientist.
Make: technology on your time
Make magazine shows you how to make all kinds of stuff from great Halloween costumes to electronics and science projects. We also have Make magazine in print in our libraries.
 Ministry for Primary Industries Te Manatu Ahuwhenua, Ngaherehere
If you're looking for information on agriculture, horticulture, forestry and the environment - this is the first step. The site is searchable and contains statistics, media releases, publications and links to related sites.
New Scientist
Read the latest issue and articles on heaps of subjects.
No Brain Too Small
NCEA levels 1 - 3 & Junior science revision.
Popular Science
Articles from the print magazine on all things science. The site also covers subjects such as Home Technology, Aviation and Biotechnology. There is a search function to find information from older issues of the magazine.
Science Learning Hub
From seismic engineering to sports science this website has lots of New Zealand resources for science students. Aimed at Years 5 to 10.
Your Brain Map: strategies for accelerated learning
Learn about how your brain works with this interactive map.

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