• 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

  • Sustainability in classroom science


    *The latest statistics from the National Education Monitoring Project show that primary students are less interested in science are disconcerting (Crooks, Smith & Flockton, 2008). How can we ignite primary students’ interest in science? Asks **Sally Birsdall**. *

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    Last words of Sir Paul Callaghan: science is vital for good citizenship


    The following are some highlights from Sir Paul’s article that was published in Issue 129 of the NZST, three weeks before he died of cancer on 24 March 2012 at the age of 64. Sir Paul was a good friend of science educators.

  • Communicating earthquake science


    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:

  • Issues in storytelling


    Effective teachers tend to also be effective storytellers.

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    Science is vital for good citizenship


    *Science is a good start on the road to wise citizenship, writes Professor Sir Paul Callaghan*

  • Teach food science to improve health outcomes


    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:

  • Misconceptions about psychology


    *Communicating psychology is a challenge  because of the pre-existing misunderstandings and biases people bring with them, as **Marc Wilson**, School of Psychology, Victoria University of Wellington and the winner of the NZ Association of Scientists’ Science Communicator Award 2010, explains:  *

  • Blogging and the nature of science


    *Blogging can enhance student engagement, participation, communication skills, and understanding of science as **Alison Campbell**, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Waikato, Hillcrest Road, Hamilton explains: *

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    Book review: Pet Genetics


    Pet Genetics: Why Bulldogs Got Flat Faces & Manx Cats Lost Their Tails

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