New Zealand Science Teacher

Science Education & Society

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    Nature and science in the primary classroom


    *The Enviroschools programme provides a wonderful context for integrating the nature of science in the primary classroom, writes CAROL BRIESEMAN.*

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    PhD students have opportunity to win $5k


    Entries for the IGNITE competition are open now.

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    Growing healthy learners


    Government urged to invest in food and sustainability education.

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    Teachers meeting and sharing


    In late March, a group of passionate science teachers met online to discuss their craft, write SONYA VAN SCHAIJIK and CATH BATTERSBY.

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    Finding power and balance: proving and disproving claims


    The New Zealand Curriculum’s science capabilities help students practice the types of thinking, questioning, and actions needed to become informed citizens. Anyone can be fooled by false claims and clever marketing, writes MARK HANNA.

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    Te reo resources launched


    New te reo Māori science resources were developed by the House of Science in Tauranga.

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    EcoBlitz continues to inspire


    Students and scientists involved with last year’s Nina Valley EcoBlitz are planning their next move.

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    The world’s her oyster


    The L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science programme has announced a new award this year, specifically for New Zealand scientists. New Zealand Science Teacher talks to marine biologist Dr Zoë Hilton, who was awarded an International Fellowship in 2012.

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    L’Oréal expands renowned science scholarship


    New Zealand female scientists are eligible for inaugural $25,000 award.

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    Land of the great white butterfly


    JAINE CRONIN writes about how the hunt for an insect pest is bringing the Nelson community together, in the latest in our 'Science in the community' series.