Teachers, did you make your own unit or activity or lesson plan for this field trip? If so please email it to us and we will add it to this section.

Video questions and answers

  • Tuesday
    Questions - Word (48k) | PDF (94k)
    Answers - Word (51k) | PDF (111k)
  • Wednesday
    Questions - Word (47k) | PDF (121k) 
    Answers - Word (49k) | PDF (141k)
  • Thursday
    Questions - Word (50k) | PDF (122k)
    Answers - Word (52k) | PDF (138k)

Answers to Print and Copy Activities

  • The Language of Location - Word (282k) | PDF (209k)
  • Reading Maps and Using Geospatial Data - Word (1.7Mb) | PDF (400k)
  • Topographic Maps - Word (6Mb) | PDF (572k)
  • Earthquake Geospatial Data - Word (39k) | PDF (185k)
  • Design Your Own Subdivision - Word (40k) | PDF (263k)
  • Surveying - PDF (410k)


  • Learn about GPS or Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) in the LINZ Survey toolbox module - PDF (511k).
  • Take a look at the fact sheets on the 22 February 2011 Christchurch earthquake. These have been compiled by the Institution of Professional Engineers of New Zealand (IPENZ) - PDF (1Mb).
  • Read the Royal Society paper - 'Scientific Answers to Critical Questions about the Christchurch Earthquake' - PDF (2Mb).
  • Read the views from IPENZ on how buildings responded to the earthquake - PDF (150k)
  • Look at these resources for Matariki - PDF (258k)


  • Planning Sequence example of the Geospatial virtual field trip - Word (110k) | PDF (152k)
  • Geospatial Preview. Captioned images from the background pages, packaged in a convenient PDF which you can show to your students as a slide-show, or print it out to put in your reading area - PDF (1.25Mb).
  • Do a class audioconference summary. Making a class summary of an audioconference is a great way of reviewing the information your students heard. It's easy to do, purely as some text, or as main facts on a picture background. Feel free to use the audioconference summary sheet - Word (30k). We'd love to share your ideas so please send your class summary to Remember you can listen to the audioconferences again from the audio recordings if you want to gather more information.
  • Using Eagle Technology and ArcGIS Online you can evaluate the affect of the Canterbury earthquakes (written for NCEA Geography level 1 standard AS91014). Lesson Plan - PDF (454k). How to set up a ArcGIS account - PDF (181k).
  • Get involved in the crowd sourcing geospatial data competition for Canterbury Schools - Building Footprints Poster - PDF (261k) | Building Our Footprints Instructions - PDF (1.6Mb)


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