New Zealand Science Teacher

Learning in Science

  • 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.’

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    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.

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    Primary science mentoring the answer - John Marsh

    2016-05-20

    Primary Science Week aims to stimulate conversation about the challenges teachers face, says John Marsh, who also says he believes part of the answer to the problem of teacher confidence in science lies in networking.

  • 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.

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    New book provides support for teaching as inquiry

    2015-11-30

    The result of a significant research project, a new book highlights strategies for supporting priority learners.

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    New Mind Lab endeavours

    2015-09-16

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

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    Popping up with science

    2015-02-12

    A new initiative aims to bring science to the people, one party at a time.

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    Innovative education: Time for a change?

    2015-02-11

    We need to set our students new kinds of challenges in order to explore highly complex and wicked problems, writes CHRIS CLAY.

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    Inquiring into the science of hāngi

    2014-11-27

    The experience of laying a hāngi provided a relevant context for a science inquiry unit, writes BEN LAYBOURN.

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