GNS Science/CREST New Zealand Landforms
CREST projects investigating the formation of a New Zealand land-form.
GNS Science Te Pū Ao, is New Zealand’s leading provider of Earth, geoscience and isotope research and consultancy services. Their purpose is to understand natural Earth system processes and resources, and to translate these into economic, environmental and social benefits.
Identify a local land-form and model the geological process/es that created the land-form.
- For Bronze CREST (Individual or Team): Identify and model the geological processes that formed/created a named land-form.
- For Silver CREST (individual or Team): Identify and model how different geological processes interacted to form a named land-form.
Note: geological processes may include some but not all of:
- Tectonic processes
- Relevant aspects of the rock cycle
- Erosion and weathering of the land-form
Special offer from GNS Science.
Part of the CREST report could include a short (max 3 minute) video showing:
- What the land form is
- Where it is
- A clear explanation of the process
- A demonstration of the process at work
The video should be:
- A maximum of 3 minutes long
- clearly expressed
- visually appealing
- with good sound / audio quality
These videos will be viewed by GNS Science scientists and could be selected to be entered on the GNS Science video channel
Videos need to be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Possible Teaching, Learning and Assessment Links /Opportunities
- Earth and Space Science:
- AS90952 Demonstrate understanding of the formation of surface features in NZ
- AS90955 Investigate an astronomical or Earth science event
- AS91187 Carry out a practical Earth and Space Science investigation
- AS91189 Investigate geological processes in a New Zealand locality
- AS91410 Carry out an independent practical Earth and Space Science investigation
- AS91412 Investigate the evidence related to dating geological event(s)
Some useful links
- Your local Rock and Mineral Club
- Geology e-book https://secure.geotrips.org.nz/downloads.html