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Emergency Science - Surviving Natural Disasters

Emergency Science demonstrates compellingly to students how science is relevant and indeed vital to their lives. This series explores a range of science concepts in relation to fire, flood, drought, earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunamis, and human health. It offers meaningful and motivating hands-on activities that develop students’ skills in science investigation along with their scientific knowledge It also includes learning objectives and key skills, differentiated by ability level, in every lesson.

Ages: 12-14 years

About the Author

Brenda Greene gained an MSc from Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand and worked as a scientist, publishing papers on the genetics and conservation of New Zealand birds. She gained a Diploma in Teaching and Learning from Canterbury University, and taught science at the Orana Wildlife Park and in Christchurch secondary schools. She enjoys hands-on science, and is always inventing new experiments for her students to do.

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