• iceberg
  • boy with flowers
  • checking water quality
  • planet eclipse
  • solarsystem model
  • rangitoto trees
  • kids with test tubes
  • kids with earth
  • snowy mountains
  • teens in physics class
  • 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

  • Sam

    School sends Sam into space


    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


    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


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

  • jiwis machines

    Contraptions, chaos, and creativity


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

  • putaiao whanau

    A passion for pūtaiao


    Kamo High School students, whanau, teachers and board of trustees have joined forces to establish a science ‘academy’ for Ngatiwai year 9 students, and others interested. The aim is to share Ngātiwai Mātauranga (cultural heritage) with a focus on kaitiakitanga (guardianship). Kamo HOD science HAZEL MCINTOSH and Ngātiwai Pūtaiao project leader GAYLE WELLINGTON share their thoughts on the programme so far.

  • stars

    Sky spotter: the night sky for August


    Choose a dark night to look up this month, and see the Milky Way in all its glory, writes Stardome Observatory’s JOHN ROWE.  

  • learnz antarctica

    Connecting schools with scientists


    Our science students’ horizons can be greatly expanded by making meaningful connections with working scientists, writes SHELLEY HERSEY.

  • learnz marine biologist

    Digital technologies and the future of science education


    What opportunities do digital technologies provide for science education, asks SHELLEY HERSEY.

  • lincoln 1 small

    EcoBlitz continues to inspire


    Students and scientists involved with last year’s Nina Valley EcoBlitz are planning their next move.

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