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  • planet eclipse
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  • kids with test tubes
  • kids with earth
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  • Rainbow Clouds

    Refraction and diffraction of light through ice crystals in the clouds

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    Philippa On The Ice Philippa Werry at an Antarctic research camp 2016

New Zealand Science Teacher


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    Code of Practice refresh: update


    The Health and Safety at Work Act is now in force and has created much discussion in schools over the last year.

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    SciCon 2016: counting down to 10 July!


    On July 10, the exodus of science teachers from schools and labs around the country will descend upon Sacred Heart College, in the Hutt Valley, for SciCon 2016. 

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    High stakes testing: add your voice


    University of Auckland postgraduate researcher Zoe Klomp is conducting research that could help us understand the effect that ‘high stakes testing’ - read NCEA - has on the choices you as a teacher make in the classroom, and how the pressures exerted by NCEA affect the way you teach. Complete the questionnaire and add your voice to this crucial research! Zoe explains her project:

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    Designing underwater spaceships


    When still just a girl, Lucy Collins had her dreams dashed when someone told her that you have to be a US resident to be an astronaut. She had to settle instead for designing ‘spacecraft’ for that other largely unexplored realm - the oceans.

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    Mermaids tears: the biggest clean-up in history


    22 year-old inventor Boyan Slat may have singlehandedly revolutionised the effort to get rid of marine plastic pollution: what if ocean currents could be harnessed to do all the work?

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    NZ scientists join new search of the cosmos


    Scientists from the University of Auckland are joining one of the most ambitious astronomy projects ever undertaken, as they sign up to the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) project.

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    Matariki: renewal and remembrance


    As we all head home for the long weekend, we look forward to a Monday off work, and the celebration of two big events: it’s the day we celebrate the Queen’s birthday, and it’s also Matariki, the beginning of the Māori new year. Sciencelearn.org.nz have plenty of great Matariki resources you and your class can access, to celebrate the occasion.

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    International sustainability expert takes on role at VUW


    One of the world’s foremost experts in sustainability has joined Victoria University of Wellington in a role dedicated to what she calls “one of the biggest global challenges of our time.”