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2.2 Information evaluation
2.3 Geological process
2.5 Extreme events
2.6 Stars and planets
2.7 Physical systems
Bio 2.8 Microscope
Chem 2.2 Ion analysis
Level 3 link
Earth and Space Science 2.3: Investigate geological processes in a New Zealand Locality
(achieved) requires the student to:
identify the types of rock(s) found in the locality
describe the plate tectonic and rock cycle processes that have formed the types of rocks in the locality
describe the erosional processes that have shaped the current landforms in the locality.
Investigate in depth
(achieved with merit)is further developed by:
explaining the plate tectonic and rock cycle processes that have formed the types of rocks in the locality
explaining the erosional processes that have shaped the current landforms in the locality.
(achieved with excellence) is further developed by:
discussing the link between the plate tectonic processes and the rock cycle processes that have formed the types of rocks in the locality
discussing the link between the erosional processes with the shape of the current landforms in the locality.
A New Zealand locality
is considered to be anywhere within the Zealandia continent.
plate tectonics and the rock cycle
Other PK wikis:
The Rock Cycle
Geological History of New Zealand
Level 3 Geological Processes info
- has info about NZ present tectonic situation, types of volcano with examples, earthquakes
- based on the Whangarei area.
For all of these, the bibliographic reference is
Keestra, P.R (2010) then the URL
Geology of Auckland Area
scan from a book in our Library
Geology of the Hauraki Gulf Islands
- resource from Auckland Council
The Geology of Auckland
- PDF from GNS; aimed at at a fairly geologically literate readership i.e. geologists, geotechnical engineers and other scientists
- newsletter of the Auckland Geology Club; diagram on page 5 could be useful
NZ Plate boundary explanation
Animation of plate tectonics in NZ for the last 60 million years
Rock process textbook answers.pdf
Beneath New Zealand
- documentary from NZ On Air
Recent research on
, showing that it appears to be older and to have erupted over a considerably longer period than hitherto thought.
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