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Websites for Learning

Check out these websites suitable for kids.  These sites chosen will help students with their learning.  We try to choose sites that are both interesting and visually appealing.  



The Habitable Planet

This is an excellent collection of resources about the Earth and it's environment.  Sections include oceans, climate, energy, eco-systems and agriculture.  Click here to visit the site.


Windows to the Universe

This is a great website for learning all about science.  The site has a range of resources, documents, images, movies, animations and data sets.  Click here to visit the site.


The Blobz Guide to Electronic Circuits

This entertaining, colourful and interactive site shows how circuits operate, including conductors and switches.  The instructions are simple and the activities can be completed individually or in groups (of up to five).  Click here to visit the site.


Science Kids

Science Kids is the home of science & technology on the Internet for children around the world.  Learn more about the amazing world of science by enjoying our fun science experiments, cool facts, online games, free activities, ideas, lesson plans, photos, quizzes, videos & science fair projects.  Click here to visit the site.


New Zealand Conservation Week

DOC and TVNZ 6 are working together for Conservation Week 2009 to help you get involved in conservation. Follow the Meet the Locals presenter, Nic Vallance through the website to find out about activities you can do in your area. Get involved and who knows what’s possible for conservation in New Zealand!



Funology is a great site recipes, games, fun facts and is a good site to bust bordem.Click here to check it out.

Kids Science Experiments 

is a good site to learn new experiments and have great fun.Click here to check it out.



Created as the online version of the Popular Science magazine.  Popsci offers a wealth of news, articles and commentary that's easy to understand and search.  Information is also organised in sections: gadgets, cars, science, technology and DIY.  Click here to check out the site.

Seeing Science

Seeing Science has interactive materials to support teaching about how science works.  There are six themes - life, space, materials, food, environment, and light - each with data, images, games, lesson plans, teacher notes, worksheets, and more.  Click here to check out the site, which is aimed at intermediate level children and above.


Man vs Wild

This adventure website is based on the Discovery Channel TV programme of the same name.  Click here to visit the site.

Conservation Week

Show how much you love New Zealand by celebrating Conservation Week from 11-18 September 2011.  Join thousands of people across the country to celebrate our native wildlife, our incredible natural areas, and the places that are part of our history by taking part in conservation events and activities, watching programmes on TVNZ 7 and sharing your photos with the Love New Zealand photo group on Flickr. Click here to visit the Conservation Week website.


How Stuff Works

How Stuff Works is a site that is explained by the title 'How Stuff Works'.  Here you can find out about how just about anything you can imagine works.  The site is a lot of fun for all ages.  Click here to check it out.


Science News for Kids

Science news for kids is a great site for kids.click here to check it out. science news for kids.


The Big Bang

This site is packed with fun stuff to make and do, to keep you occupied and amaze your friends! Click here to check it out.


The Exploratorium

The Exploratorium isn’t just a museum, it’s an ongoing exploration of science, art, and human perception—a vast collection of online interactives, web features, activities, programs and events that feed your curiosity.  Click here to check it out.

Discover Kids

This is a fantastic website that is linked to the Discovery Channel.  On the site there is a range of articles, games, puzzles, interesting questions, and activities. that are suitable and fun for primary school children.  Click here to check it out

Explore the Solar System

This is a fascinating collection of of materials from the BBC that lets you explore the solar system.  Search through video and radio clips for information on everything from planets and moons, to astronauts and missions.  Click here to visit the site.


Science News for Kids

Search various topics for science news.  There are featured articles and photos, and 'zones' to explore, like sci fi, games and puzzles.  There's also a teacher zone with advice and classroom activities.  Click here to visit the site.

Rain Forest at Night

Created by National Geographic, this is a fun and informative way to learn all about the rain forest.  Move your mouse around to click on animals to find interesting facts and photos.  Click here to check out the site.


Kids Astronomy

Astronomy for children, students, and kids of all ages. KidsAstronomy.com, is the absolutely free astronomy resource designed to teach children about the exciting world of outer space.  Click here to visit the site.

Beat the Clock

Click here to check out the Discovery Kids site.  You will see games and activities, video, and a whole lot more to do with learning about our wonderful planet.



Click here to read about great science achievements at Kidsites.com  suitable for all ages.

Science Monster

 Science Monster is a good site for years 6-8. You can learn about plants the solar system and loads more.Click here to check it out.


ElectroCity is an online computer game that lets players manage their own virtual towns and cities. It’s great fun to play and also teaches players all about energy, sustainability and environmental management in New Zealand.  Click here to check it out.