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Soil, farming and science

Soil, Farming and Science

Applying science to improve farming and the environment

What do soil, farming and science have to do with each other? Learn about the effects farming can have on the environment and explore innovative science ideas that can help farmers and the environment.

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Finding your way around

There are several different ways to discover the site's resources and their related content, along with ideas for grouping them for teaching opportunities:

  • The collections contain groups of related resources about Soil, Farming and Science.
  • The printable context overview will assist teachers to find pathways through this context and to plan lessons and units of work.
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 Soil,...

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 Soil, Farming and Science, which supports the resources in the...

People collection.


This collection introduces some of the people working or studying in the areas explored in Soil, Farming and Science. Click on a name to...

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 Soil,...

Question Bank collection.

Question Bank

An inquiry approach is a method often used in science education. The question bank provides an initial list of questions about Soil,...

Key Terms collection.

Key Terms

This resource provides explanations of the key concepts encountered when exploring Soil, Farming and Science – the ‘basics’ that...

Sci Media collection.

Sci Media

This collection is where you can find all the images and video clips that relate to Soil, Farming and Science.