New Zealand Science Teacher

Science Education & Society

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    Gene editing - a train coming down the track


    Last week NZST reported the formation of the Royal Society of New Zealand panel on gene editing, a multidisciplinary body convened in response to the advent of CRISPR and the revolution in gene editing technology. Jaylan Boyle caught up this week with Professor Barry Scott, co-chair of the Royal Society panel.

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    SciCon 2016: Day one done and dusted


    Day one of SciCon 2016 passed by in a blur of workshops, informative lectures, networking and discussion among science educators at SciCon 2016.

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    Wondrous wool: resources released


    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[], a comprehensive source of information about wool.

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    The really big picture: Kurzgesagt


    Looking for a way to introduce your class to some seriously big ideas? YouTube channel Kurzgesagt[] might be a great place to start.

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    Eureka! programme widens its reach


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

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    Organised chaos: BHS science fair


    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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    Intelligent kākāpō matchmaking


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

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    Sperm whales really do use their heads


    Cetacean scientists might be having a blubber over the news that sperm whales do indeed use their heads.

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    Reigniting curiosity: a voyage to the Sub-Antarctic Islands


    CHERIE FENEMOR writes about her experience as the 2016 ‘Educator at Sea’ on board the Young Blake Expedition this year.

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