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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

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    Being a whaleshark scientist


    Dr. Simon Pierce, from New Plymouth, is a marine conservation biologist, whose research focuses mainly on the largest fish in the world, the whale shark, but he also studies other threatened species, particularly sharks, rays, and sea turtles. He’s also involved in the protection of and management of important marine habitats.

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    Are NZ's scientists scared to speak up?


    The fight for the mighty research dollar is creating some significant barriers to scientists commenting on controversial issues. ELIZABETH McLEOD discovers why some of our leading minds are calling for a Commission for Science.

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    SciCon day 3: in defence of flat earthers


    It was straight into the action on the final day of SciCon 2016, with a bright and early keynote speech entitled 'In defence of flat earthers', a provocative presentation to blow off any cobwebs that may have been picked up by members of the delegation during an intense Tuesday night’s pub quiz. 

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    SciCon 2016: day 2


    Day two of SciCon 2016 ended with a pub quiz night that this journalist quietly declined to partake in: there’s nothing like a roomful of science teachers and academics to shatter one’s general knowledge self-image.

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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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    Digital technology part of NZC at last


    The announcement that digital technology is to be formally integrated into the New Zealand Curriculum has been welcomed, although there are calls from the IT sector for more funding and for digital technology to be given its own learning subject area.

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    Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 - Term 3 workshops


    Across the country, the New Zealand Association of Science Educators (NZASE) is holding workshops on both Friday and Saturday mornings - to give principals and teachers flexibility about where and when they would like to attend, especially in cases where relief time is not possible.

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    Garden Bird survey underway


    The annual week-long Garden Bird Survey, run by Landcare Research, is on again this week.

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    New director for National Science Challenge 11 appointed


    Ruth Berry, who was previously interim Challenge Director, has been appointed to the role of Director of the National Science Challenge: Building Better Homes, Towns and Cities Cities: Ko ngā wā kāinga hei whakamahorahora.

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    PM's Science Prizes: Eureka moments


    The Prime Minister’s Science Prizes began in 2009 as a way of lifting the profile of science in New Zealand and those who excel in the field. Entries open for this year's iteration of the competition on 4 July. To get you inspired in the meantime, we asked 2015 Prime Minister’s Science Teacher Prize winner Tania Lineham for insight into what makes her classrooms tick.