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  • 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

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

New Zealand Science Teacher


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    We're Back!


    Firstly, welcome to New Zealand Science Teacher online 2017.  You may well have noticed that updates have been in hiatus since the end of 2016.  This is all about to change!

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    Bug Lab opens for school holidays


    Te Papa’s hands-on insect experience, the Bug Lab, opened on 10 December, and will run until 17 April.

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    What I think I know: Prof. Michael Corballis, Rutherford Medal winner 2016


    In late November this year, several shining lights of science in New Zealand were honoured at the Royal Society of New Zealand’s Research Honours award ceremony. The most prestigious of these awards is the Rutherford Medal, which this year went to Emeritus Professor Michael Corballis ONZM FRSNZ of the University of Auckland, in recognition of his life’s work exploring the mysteries of the human mind. Jaylan Boyle caught up with Professor Corballis for a fascinating conversation on the organ that’s home to fascination.

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    Holiday engagement at Science Alive!


    Canterbury’s Science Alive! have plenty coming up as the school year draws to a close, but you’ll need to get onboard quick.

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    Bits and buzz: science news


    Ever wondered how your skin keeps all your blood and stuff on the inside? No?

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    Te reo Māori Minecraft tutorials for Hour of Code


    Microsoft’s annual ‘Hour of Code’ event will have a distinctly Kiwi flavour this year with new Minecraft tutorials on the popular Code.org web site being made available in te reo Māori for the first time.

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    World Soil Day 2016: soil and pulses, a symbiosis for life


    World Soil Day 2016[http://www.fao.org/global-soil-partnership/world-soil-day/wsd2016/en/#c482268] this year will be marked next week, on the 5th of December. This year the theme is ‘Soil and pulses, a symbiosis for life’.

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    'Kiwi Einstein' to visit Wellington


    The man whose head contains the exact numbers required to represent black holes, Canterbury University’s Emeritus Professor Roy Kerr, will speak next week in Wellington about what his discovery entails, and how he got there.