• 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

Learning in Science

  • Science Learning

    Using Science Capabilities in Senior Chemistry

    2017-08-25

    We have been using science capabilities in junior school science at Hagley Community College since 2015.  We have recently begun to explore how they might look in senior school science classes.  When the level 2 NCEA chemistry classes were about to start learning about Lewis Diagrams, it seemed like a good opportunity to approach the concept with the capability of Interpreting Representations. 

  • Science Alive

    Holiday engagement at Science Alive!

    2016-12-06

    Canterbury’s Science Alive! have plenty coming up as the school year draws to a close, but you’ll need to get onboard quick.

  • Stardome HR 132 SMALL

    Not just another brick in the wall: new Stardome Lego display

    2016-11-23

    Earlier in November, Auckland’s Stardome Observatory & Planetarium launched two new permanent displays, that will fuel youthful interest in humankind’s past and present in space. Education manager Vanessa Rancour hopes that one of the displays can become the (Lego) building blocks that will inspire a new generation of space engineers.

  • QT

    Fast Forward in Qtown: finding the science within

    2016-08-18

    Between 29 August and 2 September, Catalyst Trust, an organisation promoting innovation in the Wakatipu Basin region, is hosting a festival of science, technology and innovation called ‘inSight: a sneak peek into our future’. The festival will encompass free film screenings, talks, demonstrations, and other events. High schools and the primary schools in the region have been working behind the scenes for months on projects that will be the centrepiece of a showcase event called ‘Fast Forward.’

  • HRH with Tawa Int Students web

    Wondrous wool: resources released

    2016-05-31

    To get kids exploring something dear to the hearts of New Zealanders - the fibre on the backs of those four-legged Kiwis that outnumber their human counterparts - Year 7 and 8 teachers can access Wool in Schools[http://woolinschools.nz/], a comprehensive source of information about wool.

  • 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.

  • Sam

    School sends Sam into space

    2016-04-29

    The UK’s Morecombe Bay Primary School recently made headlines around the world when they sent Sam the (toy) Space Dog into near-earth orbit.

  • earth

    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. 

  • crest

    Encouraging creative problem solving

    2016-02-25

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

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