New Zealand Science Teacher

Teacher Education in Science

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    SciCon day 3: in defence of flat earthers

    15/07/2016

    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

    13/07/2016

    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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    SPBT Environmental Educator Awards: entries close Friday!

    13/07/2016

    Are you a secondary science teacher with a passion for the environment? Of course you are! Then get your entries in to be in to be eligible for the Sir Peter Blake Environmental Educator Award, which closes this coming Friday.

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    SciCon 2016: Day one done and dusted

    11/07/2016

    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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    PM's Science Prizes: Eureka moments

    20/06/2016

    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.  

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    SciCon 2016: counting down to 10 July!

    15/06/2016

    On July 10, the exodus of science teachers from schools and labs around the country will descend upon Sacred Heart College, in the Hutt Valley, for SciCon 2016. 

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    The really big picture: Kurzgesagt

    30/05/2016

    Looking for a way to introduce your class to some seriously big ideas? YouTube channel Kurzgesagt[https://www.youtube.com/user/Kurzgesagt] might be a great place to start.

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    Science providers and educators meet-up a success

    25/05/2016

    Last week, the Royal Society hosted the Science Providers Mini Expo, designed to get organisations providing for science education - both commercial and otherwise - and science teachers interacting.

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