New Zealand Science Teacher

Science Education & Society

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    Dig this idea


    A Māori innovation challenge called DigMyIdea is calling for entrants.

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    New Mind Lab endeavours


    The Mind Lab expands its offerings with an open day and a new tertiary qualification.

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    A passion for pūtaiao


    Kamo High School students, whanau, teachers and board of trustees have joined forces to establish a science ‘academy’ for Ngatiwai year 9 students, and others interested. The aim is to share Ngātiwai Mātauranga (cultural heritage) with a focus on kaitiakitanga (guardianship). Kamo HOD science HAZEL MCINTOSH and Ngātiwai Pūtaiao project leader GAYLE WELLINGTON share their thoughts on the programme so far.

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    Skateboards, eggs and drunken moose help explain famous theories at Space Place


    An interesting event in Wellington last week aimed to explain famous scientific theories to grown-ups.

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    Sky spotter: the night sky for August


    Choose a dark night to look up this month, and see the Milky Way in all its glory, writes Stardome Observatory’s JOHN ROWE.  

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    Human-powered submarine has world record in sight


    A human-powered submarine called Taniwha is driven by a pilot using scuba gear.

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    What future for science?


    A new journal presents essays that explore the scientific future of Aotearoa.

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    Professional development in science


    What opportunities for further learning do science teachers have?

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    Microscope donation makes macroscopic difference


    A donation from Lincoln University will allow students in Tonga and the Cook Islands to explore issues related to the non-communicable disease epidemic.

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    BioLive/ChemEd reflections


    The chemistry and biology teachers’ conferences were run in tandem this year. A Dunedin teacher reflects on what she learned.