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Emergency Science demonstrates compellingly to students how science is relevant and indeed vital to their lives. This book explores a range of science concepts, particularly in relation to emergency response, agriculture and horticulture. It offers meaningful and motivating hands-on activities that develop skills in science investigation along with scientific knowledge It also includes learning objectives and key skills, differentiated by ability level, in every lesson.
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.