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Science Expedition: New Zealand
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Grade Levels: 3–8

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Teacher's Guide

Books for Teachers

  • Baker, Alan A. Whales & Dolphins of New Zealand & Australia: An Identification Guide. Lubrecht & Cramer, Limited, 1990.

  • Barrie, Heather, and Hugh Robertson. Field Guide to the Birds of New Zealand. Oxford University Press, 1997.

  • Cormack, Syd, and Joanna Orwin. Four Generations of Maoridom: The Memoirs of a South Island Kaumatua. International Specialized Book Services, 1997.

  • Kennett, J., Carlyon, G. and M. O'Neill. Classic New Zealand Adventures. Hunter Publishing, 1996.

  • Memon, Ali P. Keeping New Zealand Green. International Specialized Book Services, 1996.

  • Molloy, Les. Wild New Zealand. MIT Press, 1994.

  • Peat, Neville and Brian, Patrick. Wild Fiordland: Discovering the Natural History of New Zealand's World Heritage Area. International Specialized Book Services, 1997.

  • Rough Guide to New Zealand. Rough Guides Staff. Viking Penguin, 1997.

  • Starzecka, D. C. Maori: Art & Culture. Art Media Resources, Limited, 1996.
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Books for Students
  • Adventure in New Zealand. Cousteau Society Staff. Simon & Schuster Children, 1992.

  • Albert, Toni. Eco-Pack: The Remarkable Rainforest & the Incredible Coral Reef. Trickle Creek Books, 1996.

  • Asimov, Isaac. Why Are Animals Endangered? Gareth Stevens, 1993.

  • Balouet, Jean-Christopher, and Barabara J. Behm. Endangered Animals of the Southern Continents. Gareth Stevens, 1994.

  • Cox, Geoffrey, and Malcom Francis. Shark & Rays of New Zealand. Aubrey Brooks International.

  • Cunningham, Antonia. Rainforest Wildlife. EDC Publishing, 1993.

  • Dudman, John. Earthquake. Raintree Steck-Vaughn, 1993.

  • Dudman, John. Volcano. School Library Journal, 1993.

  • Hoyt, Erich. Meeting the Whales: The Equinox Guide to Giants of the Deep. Firefly Books, 1991.

  • Keyworth, Valerie. New Zealand: Land of the Long White Cloud. Dillon Press, 1998.

  • Lovett, Sarah. Extremely Weird Endangered Species. Davidson Titles, 1997.

  • Macdonald, Robert. Maori. Raintree Steck-Vaughn, 1994.

  • New Zealand in Pictures. Lerner Publications, Department of Geography Staff. Lerner Publishing Group, 1990.

  • Pascoe, Elaine. Saving Endangered Species: The New NOAHS. Blackbirch Press, 1997.

  • Patchett, Lynne. Glaciers. Troll Communications, 1997.

  • Van Rose, Susanna. Volcanoes & Earthquakes. Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers, 1992.

  • Yanagi, Akinobu. Children of the World: New Zealand. Gareth Stevens, 1987.
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New Zealand Web Sites

General Information About New Zealand

New Zealand Handbook (Land, People, Economy and More)

Capsule History of New Zealand

Scott Yost's New Zealand Adventures


Internet Field Trip: The Mighty Volcano
Take a virtual field trip to the best sites about volcanoes and travel deep below the earth's surface where volcanoes form. Then check out some of the world's most spectacular volcanoes!

Volcanoes in the New Zealand Region

Rotorua (City in a Volcanic Crater)

White Island, New Zealand

Maori People

Maori Organization of New Zealand

The Maori (Brief History)

Gallery of Maori Carvings


Earthforce in the Crust: Understanding Earthquakes

Earthquake ABC: A Child's View of Earthquake Facts and Feelings

Earthquake Facts and Follies

Understanding Earthquakes

Plate Tectonics: The Cause of Earthquakes

The Basics of Plate Tectonics


Cool Facts About Glaciers

Fox Glacier


Photo-Journey Through a Costa Rican Rainforest

Costa Rican Rainforest Photo Gallery

Marine Mammals

Marine Animal Records: Biggest, Smallest, Fastest, Deepest

National Marine Mammal Laboratory

WhaleNet Student Resources

Whale Times (for younger kids)

Kaikoura: Watching Whales and Swimming With Dolphins

Unique Wildlife and Conservation of Endangered Species

Specific Animals

The Fabulous Kakapo

Paradise Lost: Extinction of the Kea, or Snow Parrot

General Information

Indigenous Species of New Zealand

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