GrowingNZ Innovation Challenge

This four lesson programme challenges year 9-11 students to research a real problem within the context of the primary industries. This cross curricular teacher led resource has strong links to Level 4 and 5 of the science, technology, social sciences and English learning areas.


The Student Guidebook and Teaching Resource have now been updated for 2019.

Student learning 

Through The GrowingNZ Innovation Challenge, students will:

  • Investigate a problem. There are 15 challenges to choose from
  • Develop and evaluate potential solutions
  • Build a prototype solution
  • Gather feedback from stakeholders
  • Persuasively present a solution 

Curriculum links

The GrowingNZ Innovation Challenge has strong links to Level 4 and 5 of the science, technology, social sciences and English learning areas. 

GrowingNZ Innovation Challenge

  • Year 9-11
  • 1-2 wks
  • Social Sciences
    Technology
    Science
    English
  • Free to NZ schools
  • Led by teachers
    Training Available
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Programme Chapters

1. GrowingNZ

Students taking part will:

  • Investigate a problem
  • Develop and evaluate potential solutions
  • Build a prototype solution
  • Gather feedback from stakeholders
  • Persuasively present a solution  

Download topic resources Resources include:

  • GrowingNZ Teaching Guide
  • GrowingNZ Student Guide
  • GrowingNZ presentation examples