New Zealand Science Teacher

Science Curriculum/Scientific Literacy

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    More than authentic learning: Rū Network

    2016-08-25

    The Rū Network is a group of schools around the country that are equipped with seismometers, which they use to gather earthquake data that is shared in real time via an online portal. It’s the perfect way to give kids an authentic context for getting stuck into earth science, says University of Auckland phd student James Clarke, who helps administer the programme.

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    Mermaids tears: the biggest clean-up in history

    2016-06-10

    22 year-old inventor Boyan Slat may have singlehandedly revolutionised the effort to get rid of marine plastic pollution: what if ocean currents could be harnessed to do all the work?

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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.

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    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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    CO2 'greening' the Earth

    2016-04-26

    A new study shows that rising atmospheric CO2 levels are contributing to a significant ‘greening’ of up to half of the Earth’s vegetated land.

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    Addressing myths about sea level rise

    2016-03-10

    As gravity varies across the globe, so too does sea level, geologist BRIAN RICKETTS explains.

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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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    Dive into Seaweek with your classroom

    2016-02-15

    Seaweek 2016 is offering three competitions to inspire students to get involved.

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    Contraptions, chaos, and creativity

    2016-02-11

    New teaching resources are launched to accompany a web-series.

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