• 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

New Zealand Science Teacher

Science Curriculum/Scientific Literacy

  • Green eggs and ham

    Nature of science activity

    15/04/2012

    The following Nature of Science (NoS) activities use colour chemistry and have a focus on ‘Participating and Contributing in Science’. 

  • The nature of chemical bonding

    15/04/2012

    Sheila Woodgate at the University of Auckland, through an analysis of the responses of 400 Year 12 and Year 13 students to a BestChoice module about ionic, covalent and metallic bonding, has exposed student misconceptions that could inform the teaching of bonding.

  • Ernest Rutherford and the gold foil experiment

    15/04/2012

    By retired physics teacher James Colvine 

  • Communicating earthquake science

    15/04/2012

    Science communication in a natural disaster is immensely important but can be challenging. Dr Mark Quigley, earthquake geologist in the Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Canterbury and winner of the 2011 Prime Minister’s Science Communication Prize, writes:

  • Map of the world ducks

    Rubber ducks in the ocean

    15/04/2012

    By Jenny Pollock 

  • stanz ring logo

    Tips for science teachers

    15/04/2012

    *Frustrated by lack of useful information for better utilising science technicians? **Arwen Heyworth**, Onehunga High School offers some useful tips: *

  • Nematodes: the unseen multitude

    15/04/2012

    *Nematodes have a lot to teach us about basic ecological processes occurring in the deep sea, and may even help us better manage its resources, as **Daniel Leduc**, NIWA, explains: *

  • Nematodes: the unseen multitude

    15/04/2012

    *Nematodes have a lot to teach us about basic ecological processes occurring in the deep sea, and may even help us better manage its resources, as **Daniel Leduc**, NIWA, explains: *

  • Teach food science to improve health outcomes

    15/01/2012

    Teaching children about food is as important today as it has ever been, as Dr Simon Loveday, Research Scientist, Riddet Institute, Massey University Palmerston North, explains:

  • Teaching causal text connectives in chemistry

    15/01/2012

    A Yr 12 Chem class struggled writing long answers to NCEA Chemistry questions because they didn’t understand causal text connectives. A literacy intervention changed classroom practice for better NCEA scores, as David Whitehead, Waikato Uni, and Fiona Murphy, Sacred Heart Girls’ College Hamilton explain:

  • Living world: Primary

    15/01/2012

    by Victoria Rosin, BEANZ Primary Representative

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