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    Living with a Volcano

    by Bronwen Wall

    “Living with a Volcano” gives examples of how volcanic activity can affect the lives of people around the world. The text explains that although volcanoes can be dangerous, they can also benefit people and the land.

    Series: Connected 2011 Level 1 - Rūaumoko Rages

    Learning area: English, Mathematics and Statistics, Science

    Curriculum level: 1

    Category: Non-fiction

    Strand: Number and Algebra, Planet Earth and beyond

    In: Connected 2011 Level 1 - Rūaumoko Rages

    Publication date: January 2011

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    Rūaumoko Rages

    by Bronwen Wall

    “Rūaumoko Rages” explains how volcanoes are formed, introduces the various kinds of volcanoes, and outlines features of New Zealand’s volcanic landscape.

    Series: Connected 2011 Level 1 - Rūaumoko Rages

    Learning area: English, Mathematics and Statistics, Science

    Curriculum level: 1

    Category: Non-fiction

    Strand: Geometry and Measurement, Planet Earth and beyond

    In: Connected 2011 Level 1 - Rūaumoko Rages

    Publication date: January 2011

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    Taupō

    by Alan Bagnall

    This article describes what we know about the huge volcanic explosion that formed Lake Taupō. It looks at some of the effects of this eruption that can be seen in the landscape and how scientists piece together the evidence about this eruption.

    Series: Connected 2011 Level 1 - Rūaumoko Rages

    Learning area: English, Mathematics and Statistics, Science

    Curriculum level: 1

    Category: Non-fiction

    Strand: Geometry and Measurement, Planet Earth and beyond

    In: Connected 2011 Level 1 - Rūaumoko Rages

    Publication date: January 2011

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    Time Capsules

    by Ken Benn

    This article describes how the ancient cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum, destroyed nearly 2000 years ago by a volcanic eruption, were preserved by the eruption and now show people what life was like in these cities long ago. Modern technology has allowed archaeologists to excavate the volcanic ash and to discover details about the eruption and about the artefacts that remain.

    Series: Connected 2011 Level 1 - Rūaumoko Rages

    Learning area: English, Mathematics and Statistics, Technology

    Curriculum level: 1

    Category: Non-fiction

    Strand: Number and Algebra, Geometry and Measurement, Technological practice, Nature of technology

    In: Connected 2011 Level 1 - Rūaumoko Rages

    Publication date: January 2011

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    Connected 2011 Level 2 – Structure

    The focus in this issue of Connected is on the Nature of Science strand of the curriculum.
    At times, Connected themes require the introduction of concepts that students at this curriculum level may not be able to fully understand. What matters at this stage is that students begin to develop understandings that they can grow over time.

    Series: Connected

    Publication date: January 2011

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    Building a Wharenui

    by Dougal Austin

    This article outlines the process of building a traditional wharenui, including a description of the materials and building techniques used and an explanation of the symbolism and spiritual significance of the wharenui. It also explains how and why processes and materials used to construct wharenui are changing.

    Series: Connected 2011 Level 2 – Structure

    Learning area: English, Mathematics and Statistics, Technology

    Curriculum level: 2

    Category: Non-fiction

    Strand: Geometry and Measurement, Technological knowledge, Nature of technology

    In: Connected 2011 Level 2 – Structure

    Publication date: January 2011

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    More than a Box

    by Dave Armstrong

    “More than a Box” describes the processes and practices used when planning, designing, and building a large indoor sports centre. It outlines the science and technology behind the building process, including the steps taken to ensure that the structure remains erect, stable, and safe.

    Series: Connected 2011 Level 2 – Structure

    Learning area: Mathematics and Statistics, Science

    Curriculum level: 2

    Category: Non-fiction

    Strand: Number and Algebra, Geometry and Measurement, Statistics, Nature of science, Physical world, Material world

    In: Connected 2011 Level 2 – Structure

    Publication date: January 2011

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    Saffron's Skeleton

    by Marita Vandenburg

    In “Saffron’s Skeleton”, osteologist George demonstrates to ten-year-old Bruno the processes he uses to clean and preserve the bones of Saffron, a recently deceased chicken. The whole experience, including George’s enthusiastic and knowledgeable approach to his work, provides Bruno with a sense of wonder and curiosity and a greater understanding of skeletons and evolutional relationships.

    Series: Connected 2011 Level 2 – Structure

    Learning area: English, Science

    Curriculum level: 2

    Category: Non-fiction

    Strand: Nature of science, Living world

    In: Connected 2011 Level 2 – Structure

    Publication date: January 2011

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  • Structure cover image.

    Building a Wharenui

    by Dougal Austin

    This article outlines the process of building a traditional wharenui, including a description of the materials and building techniques used and an explanation of the symbolism and spiritual significance of the wharenui. It also explains how and why processes and materials used to construct wharenui are changing.

    Series: Connected 2011 Level 2 – Structure

    Learning area: English, Mathematics and Statistics, Technology

    Curriculum level: 2

    Category: Non-fiction

    Strand: Geometry and Measurement, Technological knowledge, Nature of technology

    In: Connected 2011 Level 2 – Structure

    Publication date: January 2011

    Order this text

  • Structure cover image.

    More than a Box

    by Dave Armstrong

    “More than a Box” describes the processes and practices used when planning, designing, and building a large indoor sports centre. It outlines the science and technology behind the building process, including the steps taken to ensure that the structure remains erect, stable, and safe.

    Series: Connected 2011 Level 2 – Structure

    Learning area: Mathematics and Statistics, Science

    Curriculum level: 2

    Category: Non-fiction

    Strand: Number and Algebra, Geometry and Measurement, Statistics, Nature of science, Physical world, Material world

    In: Connected 2011 Level 2 – Structure

    Publication date: January 2011

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    Saffron's Skeleton

    by Marita Vandenburg

    In “Saffron’s Skeleton”, osteologist George demonstrates to ten-year-old Bruno the processes he uses to clean and preserve the bones of Saffron, a recently deceased chicken. The whole experience, including George’s enthusiastic and knowledgeable approach to his work, provides Bruno with a sense of wonder and curiosity and a greater understanding of skeletons and evolutional relationships.

    Series: Connected 2011 Level 2 – Structure

    Learning area: English, Science

    Curriculum level: 2

    Category: Non-fiction

    Strand: Nature of science, Living world

    In: Connected 2011 Level 2 – Structure

    Publication date: January 2011

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    Connected 2011 Level 3 - Border Security

    The focus in this issue of Connected is on the Nature of Science strand of the curriculum.
    At times, Connected themes require the introduction of concepts that students at this curriculum level may not be able to fully understand. What matters at this stage is that students begin to develop understandings that they can grow over time.

    Series: Connected

    Publication date: January 2011

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    Look inside this issue

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    A Helpful Immigrant

    by Mike Tapp

    This article investigates the use of bio-control agents – insects or other organisms that are imported to manage plant pests. The article explains why they can be safer than chemical-control agents. It then investigates the research and trials that have to take place before a bio-control agent is allowed into the country and the constant monitoring that is required to make sure that these new immigrants are doing the work they have been imported to do.

    Series: Connected 2011 Level 3 - Border Security

    Learning area: English, Mathematics and Statistics, Science

    Curriculum level: 3

    Category: Non-fiction

    Strand: Number and Algebra, Geometry and Measurement, Statistics, Nature of science, Living world

    In: Connected 2011 Level 3 - Border Security

    Publication date: January 2011

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    It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time

    by Bronwen Wall

    This article describes an environmental decision that had terrible consequences. In the late 1800s, ferrets, stoats, and weasels were introduced into New Zealand to get rid of rabbits. However, these mustelids caused unforeseen destruction. They didn’t eat only rabbits – they discovered that New Zealand’s native animals and birds were very easy prey.

    Series: Connected 2011 Level 3 - Border Security

    Learning area: English, Mathematics and Statistics, Science

    Curriculum level: 3

    Category: Non-fiction

    Strand: Number and Algebra, Nature of science, Living world

    In: Connected 2011 Level 3 - Border Security

    Publication date: January 2011

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    Protecting the Border

    by Paul Neveldsen

    This article describes the systems and technologies that have been developed to prevent unwanted pests, diseases, and goods coming into New Zealand and to prevent precious taonga such as native species being smuggled out of the country.

    Series: Connected 2011 Level 3 - Border Security

    Learning area: English, Mathematics and Statistics, Technology

    Curriculum level: 3

    Category: Non-fiction

    Strand: Statistics, Technological knowledge, Nature of technology

    In: Connected 2011 Level 3 - Border Security

    Publication date: January 2011

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    What is Biosecurity

    by Andrew and Anna Dickson

    This article introduces the concept of biosecurity and explains how, as a group of isolated islands, New Zealand developed a unique range of ecosystems. The arrival of plants or animals from other countries could be disastrous for our environment. Therefore, our borders are constantly monitored by biosecurity agencies to protect our environment, agriculture, and our health.

    Series: Connected 2011 Level 3 - Border Security

    Learning area: English, Mathematics and Statistics, Science

    Curriculum level: 3

    Category: Non-fiction

    Strand: Number and Algebra, Geometry and Measurement, Nature of science, Living world

    In: Connected 2011 Level 3 - Border Security

    Publication date: January 2011

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  • Border security cover image.

    A Helpful Immigrant

    by Mike Tapp

    This article investigates the use of bio-control agents – insects or other organisms that are imported to manage plant pests. The article explains why they can be safer than chemical-control agents. It then investigates the research and trials that have to take place before a bio-control agent is allowed into the country and the constant monitoring that is required to make sure that these new immigrants are doing the work they have been imported to do.

    Series: Connected 2011 Level 3 - Border Security

    Learning area: English, Mathematics and Statistics, Science

    Curriculum level: 3

    Category: Non-fiction

    Strand: Number and Algebra, Geometry and Measurement, Statistics, Nature of science, Living world

    In: Connected 2011 Level 3 - Border Security

    Publication date: January 2011

    Order this text