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  • 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

New Zealand Science Teacher

Science Curriculum/Scientific Literacy

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    Graphene Membranes offer hope for the future

    2017-05-10

    We live on an ocean planet!  While this may be a revelation for some, it should be no surprise.  Nearly 71% of the surface of our world is covered by oceans, rivers, lakes and ice. Yet, despite this vast amount of water, only about 1% of this water is accessible as fresh water.  

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    Future scientists to hit the lab

    2016-11-21

    Auckland kids are will get their first taste of chemistry at the University of Auckland’s labs later this week, as part of the 10th annual BASF Kids Lab programme.

  • 2015 BHS winners

    Organised chaos: BHS science fair

    2016-05-09

    Stephen Dorey, HOD Science at Buller High School, says that the introduction of a science fair has built bridges in the community at large, invigorated learning, and created opportunities for cross-sector knowledge sharing.

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    Slapstick and science: making physics fun

    2016-02-17

    Series creator JOSEPH HERSCHER describes how Jiwi’s Machines came to life, and why a teaching unit was so important to the project. 

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    Scientific literacy for everyone

    2015-11-26

    Invercargill teacher Tania Lineham was awarded the 2015 Prime Minister’s Science Prize for Teaching for tirelessly making science accessible and exciting for her students, writes MELISSA WASTNEY.

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    New nanoscience resource for students

    2015-11-10

    The Australian Academy of Science’s site ‘Nova’ offers interesting material for teachers and students.

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    Getting to the CoRe of the matter: developing a primary school’s science plan

    2015-10-12

    A collaboration between researchers and primary teachers strengthened a school’s science education programme, writes ANNE HUME.

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    Health and safety in science education

    2015-07-23

    Good systems with regular reporting and review of concerns, incidents, and minor injuries will go a long way to reducing the likelihood of a serious accident, writes STANZ president Terry Price.

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    BioLive/ChemEd reflections

    2015-07-22

    The chemistry and biology teachers’ conferences were run in tandem this year. A Dunedin teacher reflects on what she learned.

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