• iceberg
  • boy with flowers
  • checking water quality
  • planet eclipse
  • solarsystem model
  • rangitoto trees
  • kids with test tubes
  • kids with earth
  • snowy mountains
  • teens in physics class
  • 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


  • comms

    Eureka! programme widens its reach


    Primary school students have been included in the Eureka! programme for the first time.

  • irishhorn

    Ancient Irish musical history found in modern India


    An archaeologist studying musical horns from Iron Age Ireland has found that musical traditions thought to be long dead are alive and well in south India.

  • nz

    Spreading the light of learning: OER Sprints


    Open Education resource creators from around New Zealand are encouraging learning that’s not limited by geography.

  • soil

    Happy digging! Primary Science Week 2016


    Primary Science Week 2016 runs from 16 May - today! - through to the 20th, and the focus this year is on soil science.

  • helix

    Teachers know it's all about the nurture!


    Teachers know it’s all about the nurture over the nature when it comes to educational attainment, but scientists from the University of Queensland have identified 74 genes that may also play a role. That definitely doesn’t mean that educational attainment is something we’re born with, says Professor Visscher, one of the authors of the study. Genes are a tiny piece of the puzzle, he says, but one that shouldn’t be ignored.  

  • ant

    The ant Rosetta Stone


    From Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B, new research has been able to determine that ants really do use their ‘feelers’ – more properly called antennae – to feel, and that it’s a two-way street.

  • digby kakapo

    Intelligent kākāpō matchmaking


    An innovative genome mapping project is aiming to protect the fragile kākāpō species from itself.

  • dollshead

    Rosey cheeks a dementia risk


    A new study concludes that rosy cheeks may not be the sign of hearty good health we thought it was - in fact, it may be an indicator of increased dementia risk in later life.