New Zealand Science Teacher

Science Curriculum/Scientific Literacy

  • The story of where our food comes from

    Links to lunchboxes: new resource explore the story of food

    2016-10-05

    To be launched tomorrow at ULearn, a free science resource for primary and intermediate learners called The story of where our food comes from aims to tell the story of where our food comes from, and the importance to New Zealand of our primary sector.  

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    Facts not feelings: Scichatnz August discussion

    2016-08-08

    Twitterites got together online on 2 August for a virtual chat hosted by Sir Peter Gluckman - Chief Science Advisor to the Prime Minister - on what can be seen as a topical issue, given the seeming rise of populist politicians around the world: 'What should be the role of science in public policy making?'

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    Citizen Science Projects in New Zealand: 3 of the best

    2016-06-17

    There’s no better way to get students learning about the natural world around them than by getting your class involved in an authentic citizen science project.

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    Happy digging! Primary Science Week 2016

    2016-05-16

    Primary Science Week 2016 runs from 16 May - today! - through to the 20th, and the focus this year is on soil science.

  • 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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    Dependence to independence through a cultural lens

    2016-04-11

    This 1-day workshop is intended for Science Middle Leaders, Teachers in charge of Science subjects (including L1 Science) and those aspiring to be. The key focus is to identify and share curriculum, learning and assessment practices that will improve students’ retention, engagement and achievement. Much, but not all, of this workshop will centre on those students at risk of not achieving NCEA level 2 in 2017.

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    Walking the talk

    2016-04-05

    Teachers from schools around New Zealand are now confident leaders of science within their school community.

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    Personal inquiries into practical science

    2016-03-02

    What if an NCEA science course focused on pure enjoyment of the subject, and the relationship between teacher and students? MATT NICOLL reflects on his year teaching a new practical science course for year 11 students. 

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    Encouraging creative problem solving

    2016-02-25

    *The CREST scheme inspires young scientists to do meaningful work.*

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