• 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

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    ’Science Online’ a treasure for teachers


    A new collection of online resources aims to encourage both primary and secondary science teachers.

  • test tube leaf

    An Australian perspective on teaching Nature of Science


    Dispatch from the Australian Curriculum Studies Association Conference (ACSA), 2013, introduced by Kamo High School science teacher, Hazel McIntosh.

  • Kirsty Farrant

    Innovative Teacher Series: Kirsty Farrant


    *Teaching ethics in biology class: a self study*

  • Build NoS into biology programmes


    Science education researchers have identified key aspects of NoS that should be incorporated into science learning in school programmes, writes Kate Rice.

  • Science fairs and NoS


    Science fairs provide a mechanism to meet all of the objectives of the Nature of Science (NoS) strand in the curriculum, writes Paul King.

  • Engaging students with the nature of science


    Recently, Professor Guy Claxton from the University of Winchester spoke at the 2012 Graham Nuthall Annual Lecture in Christchurch. His keynote was entitled ‘Can schools prepare you for anything?’

  • book review discussions in science cover

    Book review: Discussions in science


    Discussions in Science: Promoting Conceptual Understanding in the Middle School Years 

  • A model for making NoS more explicit


    Carrying out school science investigations ‘like a scientist’: a model for making NoS more explicit, written by Rosemary Hipkins, NZCER.

  • Ripping yarns: science in Africa


    *What do an eccentric South African ichthyologist, a Kenyan who inspired the planting of two billion trees and a Kenyan who was a member of ‘the hominid gang’ have in common? They challenge our understanding of the label ‘scientist’ as **Miles Barker**, University of Waikato, explains: *

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