Resources for Teachers
The following are a range of resources that can be downloaded or bought for use in the classroom. We will be adding new resources to this list on a regular basis.
Ideas for teaching astronomy - this document contains a range of class activities including:
How to measure the speed of light using chocolate and a microwave
How to find out about the latest Sun spots
Learn how to classify galaxies
Castle Hill Basin and the surrounding area is a popular destination for school field trips researching geological processes. Outreach and the Department of Geological Sciences have developed a Castle Hill field guide for school students and their teachers. It will be particularly useful for schools intending to do AS91189 Investigate geological processes in a New Zealand locality. Local schools can also request a UC geology student accompany the group on the trip.
Castle Hill Field Guide (Student version) (Word 3.12MB)
Castle Hill Field Guide (Student version) (pdf 4.20MB)
Castle Hill Field Guide (Teacher version) (Word 3.13MB)
Castle Hill Field Guide (Teacher version) (pdf 4.21MB)
Year 7 to 10 Rutherford Science Resources
In 2008 Colin Price was a NZ Science, Mathematics and Technology Teacher Fellow, based at UC. Colin produced a number of resources that would be suitable for year 7 to 10 students. ...more