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  • rangitoto trees
  • kids with test tubes
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  • snowy mountains
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  • Rainbow Clouds

    Refraction and diffraction of light through ice crystals in the clouds

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

New Zealand Science Teacher

Science Curriculum/Scientific Literacy

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    Using Science Capabilities in Senior Chemistry


    We have been using science capabilities in junior school science at Hagley Community College since 2015.  We have recently begun to explore how they might look in senior school science classes.  When the level 2 NCEA chemistry classes were about to start learning about Lewis Diagrams, it seemed like a good opportunity to approach the concept with the capability of Interpreting Representations. 

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    Graphene Membranes offer hope for the future


    We live on an ocean planet!  While this may be a revelation for some, it should be no surprise.  Nearly 71% of the surface of our world is covered by oceans, rivers, lakes and ice. Yet, despite this vast amount of water, only about 1% of this water is accessible as fresh water.  

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    Future scientists to hit the lab


    Auckland kids are will get their first taste of chemistry at the University of Auckland’s labs later this week, as part of the 10th annual BASF Kids Lab programme.

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    Organised chaos: BHS science fair


    Stephen Dorey, HOD Science at Buller High School, says that the introduction of a science fair has built bridges in the community at large, invigorated learning, and created opportunities for cross-sector knowledge sharing.

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    Slapstick and science: making physics fun


    Series creator JOSEPH HERSCHER describes how Jiwi’s Machines came to life, and why a teaching unit was so important to the project. 

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    Scientific literacy for everyone


    Invercargill teacher Tania Lineham was awarded the 2015 Prime Minister’s Science Prize for Teaching for tirelessly making science accessible and exciting for her students, writes MELISSA WASTNEY.

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    New nanoscience resource for students


    The Australian Academy of Science’s site ‘Nova’ offers interesting material for teachers and students.

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    Getting to the CoRe of the matter: developing a primary school’s science plan


    A collaboration between researchers and primary teachers strengthened a school’s science education programme, writes ANNE HUME.

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    Health and safety in science education


    Good systems with regular reporting and review of concerns, incidents, and minor injuries will go a long way to reducing the likelihood of a serious accident, writes STANZ president Terry Price.

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