You can contact LEARNZ, part of CORE Education, at:
PO Box 13 678,
Each day of the field trip, the LEARNZ Team shoot, edit and upload curriculum-rich videos which help students to feel right up close to the action.
For help and more information about LEARNZ videos, go to Help with Videos in the LEARNZ Support section.
1. Progress on the Underpass (43Mb mp4 file) or watch on Vimeo.
Meet with Structures Project Engineer, Cole Meiring, to get the lowdown on progress made with the underpass since the first field trip in November.
Next step learning: Have a look at some videos from the first Memorial Park field trip to get more of an idea of the progress that has been made on the underpass since last November.
2. Temporary Structures for a Permanent Tunnel (48Mb mp4 file) or watch on Vimeo.
Meet Site Engineer Russell Scoones to see what sort of temporary structures have to be built on site before the concrete is poured.
Next step learning: Create a labelled diagram to show how formworks are used to create a mould which concrete is then poured into to make the tunnel walls.
3. A Strong and Resilient Tunnel (51Mb mp4 file) or watch on Vimeo.
Join Cole Meiring as he describes in more detail how the tunnel is being built so that it is strong enough to withstand a 1 in 2,500 year earthquake.
Next step learning: Find out what other materials are used in construction for the purpose of providing strength.
4. Concrete – a Technological Product (69Mb mp4 file) or watch on Vimeo.
The construction of the Memorial Park underpass is an ideal opportunity to put the technology curriculum into a real-life context. Join Cole and Andrew as they focus on concrete as a technological product.
Next step learning: Do a similar analysis of another “technological product” used in construction.
5. Anchoring the Underpass (61 Mb mp4 file) or watch on Vimeo.
Meet Geotechnical Engineer, Sam Glue. Sam explains why piles are such an important part of making the Memorial Park underpass strong and resilient.
Next step learning: Find out what other measures are put in place for buildings and so on to help them withstand large earthquakes.
6. Memorial Park Project – an example of Technological Practice (95Mb mp4 file) or watch on Vimeo.
Cole Meiring gives an overview of the Memorial Park and underpass project as it relates to technological practice.
Next step learning: Do a similar analysis of “technological practice” for a different project.
1. The Home of Compassion Crèche (47Mb mp4 file)
Listen as Mathew Tonks gives a rundown of the reasons why this historic building is being preserved and included as part of the Memorial Park.
Next step learning: Find out about historic buildings near you that have been preserved.
2. Preparing to Move The Home of Compassion Crèche (35Mb mp4 file)
Meet Site Engineer Htut Win and hear about how the team are planning to move the crèche in one piece to its new home.
Next step learning: Find out about techniques used in building that give strength to a structure.
3. Moving The Home of Compassion Crèche (39Mb mp4 file)
Htut Win describes the process of moving the Home of Compassion Crèche.
Next step learning: Watch the Home of Compassion Crèche relocation video (on youtube) from structural engineers Dunning Thornton, Wellington. The video shows how the crèche will be shifted to the back of its current site, lifted 3m and then moved sideways to its new home.
4. Management of Stormwater and Groundwater (39Mb mp4 file)
Meet Michelle Knapstein and hear how groundwater and stormwater is managed around the underpass.
Next step learning: Do some investigations on stormwater and groundwater management in the town that you live.
5. The Use of Geographic Information System (GIS) (58Mb mp4 file)
Katherine Heays explains how GIS is used for creating stormwater and drainwater systems around the underpass.
Next step learning: Investigate more about the use of GIS.
1. A Career in the Construction Industry (72Mb mp4)
You are inside the public viewing room next to the construction site. Civil engineer Katherine Heays shares her thoughts on what it is like working in the construction industry.
Next step learning: Have a look at Futureintech - www.futureintech.org.nz. This site shares the career experiences of New Zealand's technologists, engineers and scientists to help you decide if a job like theirs is right for you.
2. The Memorial Park Alliance Team (68Mb mp4 file)
Meet Construction Manager Steve Croft. Steve gives you an overview of how all the teams within the Memorial Park Alliance are organised.
Next step learning: Find out about opportunities for promotion within certain areas of the construction industry. The website Futureintech - www.futureintech.org.nz might be a good place to start.
3. Mount Cook School Memorial Park Special Interest Group (68Mb mp4 file)
A group of students share with you the sorts of activities they have been involved in during the construction of the Memorial Park underpass.
Next step learning: Check out the NZTA website and see what roading projects are happening near your school and see what learning opportunities might be available on the construction site.
4. Mount Cook School and Memorial Park (60Mb mp4 file)
Meet the principal of Mount Cook School, Sandra McCallum. Sandra talks about the school’s involvement with the project since the idea first came about.
Next step learning: Draw up a list showing the positive, negative and interesting aspects of having a public park right next door to your school.
5. Field trip Summary (41Mb mp4 file)
Share Andrew’s thoughts as he re-caps your Memorial Park 2 field trip.