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Gases and Plasmas

Gases and Plasmas

Our gaseous world is surrounded by space plasma

We live in a gaseous atmosphere surrounded by plasma. This context examines the structure, properties and uses of gases and plasmas. Plasma is the fourth and most abundant state of matter.

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NZ Research collection.

NZ Research

This collection provides information about the work of New Zealand’s world-class science and technology sectors in relation to Gases and...

Science Ideas and Concepts collection.

Science Ideas and Concepts

Scientific study requires a basic knowledge and understanding of ideas and concepts. This collection explains the ideas that are...

Looking Closer collection.

Looking Closer

This collection contains a wide variety of resources and information about Gases and Plasmas, which supports the resources in the other...

People collection.


This collection introduces some of the people working or studying in the areas explored in Gases and Plasmas. Click on a name to find out...

Teaching and Learning Approaches collection.

Teaching and Learning Approaches

Student activities are the main feature of this collection, along with a variety of resources for teachers to use in exploring Gases and...

Key Terms collection.

Key Terms

This resource provides explanations of the key concepts encountered in the Gases and Plasmas context.

Sci Media collection.

Sci Media

This collection is where you can find all the images and video clips that relate to Gases and Plasmas.