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Climate Change Teaching Resource

The House of Science is delighted to announce the addition of a Climate Change science resource kit to their library of resources for primary and intermediate schools. The kit was officially launched in Rotorua at the House of Science regional centre which is based at Te Rangihakahaka Centre for Science and Technology.

House of Science delivers science resource kits to over 200 schools, 33 of which are in the Rotorua Lakes district. Thousands of children will be able to learn about Climate Change using this exciting new kit.

Students and teachers alike will love the comprehensive introduction to this important topic. From the role plants play as the ‘lungs’ of the Earth to ocean acidification, this kit covers it all. A total of seven different activities will leave children better informed and empowered to care for our planet.

House of Science National CEO Chris Duggan is thrilled with the kit, saying: “The importance of this topic cannot be overstated. Children in our primary schools today will be dealing with some very serious climate change consequences growing up. Enabling their teachers to deliver meaningful, hands-on science activities will ensure their students are well equipped for a future with new challenges.”

The kit was developed at the House of Science head office in Tauranga with generous support from Z Energy. Copies of the kit will be delivered to each of the organisation’s 11 sites thanks to sponsorship from the New Zealand Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Research Centre.

The House of Science is a unique, not-for-profit venture that was established in 2013 to provide accessible, tangible and engaging science projects and programmes.

Raising the scientific literacy in local communities has been the number-one driver behind the venture, with a major focus on resourcing primary teachers through regional science equipment libraries.

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