New Zealand Science Teacher

Learning in Science

  • Fast Forward SM

    Students influencing policy at Q'town's Fast Forward

    2016-09-27

    In August, NZ Science Teacher previewed an event called ‘Fast Forward’, a week-long festival of science, technology and innovation in the Wakatipu region. Underpinning Fast Forward was an in-depth project that Jim Gilbert, head of science at Wakatipu High School, got his students involved with, that examined the future of Queenstown. With the festival now done and dusted, Jim reports back on a successful look at science in his hometown.

  • 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.

  • jiwis machines

    Contraptions, chaos, and creativity

    2016-02-11

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

  • mindlab wgtn 3

    New Mind Lab endeavours

    2015-09-16

    The Mind Lab expands its offerings with an open day and a new tertiary qualification.

  • putaiao whanau

    A passion for pūtaiao

    2015-09-14

    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.

  • learnz antarctica

    Connecting schools with scientists

    2015-07-14

    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

    2015-07-13

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

  • Constellations activity

    Takeaway telescopes and building enthusiasm for astronomy

    2015-04-15

    An astronomy pilot programme was so successful it is to be repeated again this year, writes University of Canterbury science outreach coordinator JOAN GLADWYN.

  • pencils Small

    Light and film: exploring cross-curricular possibilities

    2015-04-12

    A group of teachers at Waikato Diocesan School for Girls are interested in breaking down the barriers between their subjects, writes biology teacher MEL MOORE.

  • Fast Forward SM

    Students influencing policy at Q'town's Fast Forward

    2016-09-27

    In August, NZ Science Teacher previewed an event called ‘Fast Forward’, a week-long festival of science, technology and innovation in the Wakatipu region. Underpinning Fast Forward was an in-depth project that Jim Gilbert, head of science at Wakatipu High School, got his students involved with, that examined the future of Queenstown. With the festival now done and dusted, Jim reports back on a successful look at science in his hometown.

  • 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.

  • jiwis machines

    Contraptions, chaos, and creativity

    2016-02-11

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

  • mindlab wgtn 3

    New Mind Lab endeavours

    2015-09-16

    The Mind Lab expands its offerings with an open day and a new tertiary qualification.

  • putaiao whanau

    A passion for pūtaiao

    2015-09-14

    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.

  • learnz antarctica

    Connecting schools with scientists

    2015-07-14

    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

    2015-07-13

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

  • Constellations activity

    Takeaway telescopes and building enthusiasm for astronomy

    2015-04-15

    An astronomy pilot programme was so successful it is to be repeated again this year, writes University of Canterbury science outreach coordinator JOAN GLADWYN.

  • pencils Small

    Light and film: exploring cross-curricular possibilities

    2015-04-12

    A group of teachers at Waikato Diocesan School for Girls are interested in breaking down the barriers between their subjects, writes biology teacher MEL MOORE.

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