• iceberg
  • boy with flowers
  • checking water quality
  • planet eclipse
  • rangitoto trees
  • kids with test tubes
  • kids with earth
  • snowy mountains
  • Rainbow Clouds

    Refraction and diffraction of light through ice crystals in the clouds

  • Philippa On The Ice

    Philippa On The Ice Philippa Werry at an Antarctic research camp 2016

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All academic articles, for both the print edition and website, are peer reviewed by Editorial Advisory Group members (appointed by the New Zealand Association of Science Educators). The peer reviewing is done blind, by one or more members of the panel. 

Panel members are:

Chris Duggan (NZASE president)
Director of House of Science, Tauranga

Sabina Cleary (Publications manager)
Secondary Curriculum & Learning Facilitator, College of Education, University of Canterbury

Chris Joyce
Researcher/resource developer, New Zealand Council of Education Research

Dr Anne Hume
Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Education, University of Waikato

Rosemary Hipkins
Chief researcher, New Zealand Council of Education Research

Professor Lindsey Conner
Director Science and Technology Research Hub, University of Canterbury

Jenny Pollock
HOD Earth and Space Science, Nelson College for Girls

Robyn Eden
Science technician, Queen Margaret College

Suzanne Boniface
Senior Teaching Fellow, School of Chemical and Physical Sciences, Victoria University of Wellington

Beverley Cooper
Associate Dean Teacher Education, University of Waikato

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New Zealand Science Teacher welcomes contributions from science teachers, educators, scientists, and other interested parties. All enquiries or media releases should be submitted to Matthew Balm: nzphoenixrising@gmail.com or 022 1042820.

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