• 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

Science Curriculum/Scientific Literacy

  • DoC Workshops

    Investigating Alpine Environments


    Investigating Alpine Environments

  • toadstool

    Forgotten fungal facts!


    Peter Buchanan, a mycologist with Landcare Research, believes that fungi, a kingdom of life larger than that of plants, are underappreciated – in both the damage they can do and their vital role in the fundamentals of life itself.

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    What I think I know: Prof. Michael Corballis, Rutherford Medal winner 2016


    In late November this year, several shining lights of science in New Zealand were honoured at the Royal Society of New Zealand’s Research Honours award ceremony. The most prestigious of these awards is the Rutherford Medal, which this year went to Emeritus Professor Michael Corballis ONZM FRSNZ of the University of Auckland, in recognition of his life’s work exploring the mysteries of the human mind. Jaylan Boyle caught up with Professor Corballis for a fascinating conversation on the organ that’s home to fascination.

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    World Soil Day 2016: soil and pulses, a symbiosis for life


    World Soil Day 2016[http://www.fao.org/global-soil-partnership/world-soil-day/wsd2016/en/#c482268] this year will be marked next week, on the 5th of December. This year the theme is ‘Soil and pulses, a symbiosis for life’.

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    Sea monsters at Ridgway!


    In October, Year 7 and 8 students at Wellington’s Ridgway School got stuck into some dissection of several arrowhead squid (nototodarus sloanii). Afterwards, students were asked to write about the experience. Assistant principal Diana-Grace Morris was so impressed, she shared some of the resulting essays with NZ Science Teacher. We’re very impressed too! What’s immediately clear from the writing is how valuable the dissection exercise was: some students effortlessly employ anatomical terminology, while expressing their thoughts in some really creative ways, and using the experience to construct an imaginative narrative. Thanks Ridgway School! Two of the student essays are reprinted below, courtesy of Diana-Grace and the Ridgway students. Enjoy!

  • gene editing

    The gene editing future is here - Royal Society NZ panel formed


    The precise manipulation of genetic structures - gene editing - has been talked about as a far-off possibility for years now, and has generally been confined to futurism and science fiction. But The Royal Society of New Zealand is urging people to start thinking about designer genetics in the present tense: recent advances mean we’re on the brink of a revolution.

  • TeachersDay1

    The future of farming - teachers learn about agriculture careers


    High school teachers from across the Waikato have spent a day immersed in science so they can share the hands-on experience with students and help inspire them into research careers.


    NZ Geo now free to all schools


    New Zealand Geographic magazine - both in print and at NZGeo.com - has been wowing Kiwis with superp photography and writing on the world we live in since 1989. Now this inspiration is available free to every school in the country through the online New Zealand Geographic archive.

  • The story of where our food comes from

    Links to lunchboxes: new resource explore the story of food


    To be launched tomorrow at ULearn, a free science resource for primary and intermediate learners called The story of where our food comes from aims to tell the story of where our food comes from, and the importance to New Zealand of our primary sector.  

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