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.
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.
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.”
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.
Looking for a way to introduce your class to some seriously big ideas? YouTube channel Kurzgesagt[https://www.youtube.com/user/Kurzgesagt] might be a great place to start.
Teacher input is needed in the development of Ministry of Primary Industries learning resources.
Last week, the Royal Society hosted the Science Providers Mini Expo, designed to get organisations providing for science education - both commercial and otherwise - and science teachers interacting.
New earthquake forecasting methods could help us prepare for the next big one, two Victoria University of Wellington academics say.