• iceberg
  • boy with flowers
  • checking water quality
  • planet eclipse
  • solarsystem model
  • rangitoto trees
  • kids with test tubes
  • kids with earth
  • snowy mountains
  • teens in physics class
  • Rainbow Clouds

    Refraction and diffraction of light through ice crystals in the clouds

  • Philippa On The Ice

    Philippa On The Ice Philippa Werry at an Antarctic research camp 2016

New Zealand Science Teacher

About Us

New Zealand Science Teacher is published on behalf of the New Zealand Association of Science Educators (NZASE) as their primary voice to bring educators of Science together with the latest Scientific ideas and pedagogy.  New Zealand Science Teacher Journal is NZASE’s official publication and features a veritable cornucopia of information on everything you wanted to know about science and science education but never thought to ask.

Our on-line magazine is updated weekly with the latest news, opinion, videos, and comprehensive articles (both academic and informative) relevant to science education in New Zealand.

An annual print and digital (iPad and Android) edition of New Zealand Science Teacher is published as a companion to this website. These editions are published in November each year, and they are complimentary to members of NZASE.

New Zealand Science Teacher is a unique publication that proudly celebrates local scientific and education endeavour. There is no other publication of its type in New Zealand. Because it is a member-only publication, you must be a member of NZASE to access the full archive of articles and receive the print and digital editions. More information about becoming an NZASE member can be found here.

Peer reviewed

New Zealand Science Teacher welcomes contributions from science teachers, educators, scientists, and other interested parties. See the Contact page for more information. All academic articles (print and online) are peer reviewed by members of NZASE's editorial advisory group.


The New Zealand Association of Science Educators (NZASE) coordinates and supports many organisations. Membership is open to institutions and individuals that support the objectives of the association.

The objectives of the association are to:

  • promote the development of science education throughout New Zealand.
  • facilitate liaison and cooperation between regional science teachers’ Associations.
  • assist regional science teachers’ Associations in their efforts to sustain and expand their activities.
  • disseminate information, articles, and other material related to science education through newsletters, journals, and other means.
  • represent the interests and concerns of people involved in science education to the appropriate authorities.
  • organise conferences of its members to further their knowledge of science education and to enhance their skills and interest.
  • develop links with international science education associations.
  • achieve other objectives as deemed by the Council to be ancillary or related to the objectives already stated.

For more information about NZASE, click here.