New Zealand Science Teacher

Learning in Science

  • The story of where our food comes from

    Links to lunchboxes: new resource explore the story of food

    05/10/2016

    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.  

  • science fair

    Young science fair judges using capabilities

    22/09/2016

    Manawatu Science Fair’s youth judging team is the catalyst for a powerful science capabilities context, says Heather Meikle of Palmerston North Girls High School.

  • dreamjob

    A 'need to grow' basis: skills for the science job market

    22/08/2016

    Catherine Stephens of Auckland University says that the science employees of the future should be thinking of knowledge as a vehicle, not as something finite that they acquire to get a job.It’s ‘need to grow’, not ‘need to know’, she says.

  • water

    Aqua Republica: take up the challenge

    09/08/2016

    Kiwi kids and their communities can now gain a better understanding of water stewardship thanks to Aqua Republica, an online game and upcoming nationwide challenge that models the real-life water resource management going on in our cities and towns. 

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    Digital technology part of NZC at last

    07/07/2016

    The announcement that digital technology is to be formally integrated into the New Zealand Curriculum has been welcomed, although there are calls from the IT sector for more funding and for digital technology to be given its own learning subject area.

  • kereru

    Citizen Science Projects in New Zealand: 3 of the best

    17/06/2016

    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.

  • 2015 BHS winners

    Organised chaos: BHS science fair

    09/05/2016

    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.

  • polar bear

    Science communication evolves

    02/05/2016

    In a great example of the evolution of science communication - and a great classroom opportunity to talk about it - climate scientists are taking the journos of the world to task on the quality of their climate change coverage.

  • BreakfastMachineJiwiJune SMALL

    Slapstick and science: making physics fun

    17/02/2016

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

  • core small 2

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

    12/10/2015

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

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