• 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

  • the invention of science book

    Book review: The invention of science


    The Invention of Science: Why History of Science Matters for the Classroom 

  • TKI logo rectangular

    Te Kete Ipurangi: What’s on offer for primary science?


    Resources to guide knowing what to teach and how to teach can be found at TKI, as written by Dayle Anderson, Victoria University of Wellington explains:

  • Green eggs and ham

    Nature of science activity


    The following Nature of Science (NoS) activities use colour chemistry and have a focus on ‘Participating and Contributing in Science’. 

  • Scientists and students collaborate in authentic learning


    *A collaboration between scientists and students led to an authentic learning experience about DNA sequencing, as **Justin M. O’Sullivan **(Massey University), **Paul Scott **(Mercury Bay Area School), and **Rosemary Hipkins **(NZCER) explain: *

  • Picture books open door to investigating science


    *Picture books such as ‘The Man Who Walked Between the Towers’ can be used as a launching pad for Years 1 to 10 Nature of Science**1**, as **Mary Loveless**, School Support Services at the University of Waikato explains: *

  • Living world: Primary


    by Victoria Rosin, BEANZ Primary Representative

  • Living world in yrs 11-13


    *by Kate Rice, President of BEANZ*

  • Seeing fungi: a conversation with Peter Buchanan


    *Is it a reaction to Daniel Arnon’s famous quote that photosynthesis is “the most important biochemical process on Earth”**that fuels Auckland mycologist Dr Peter Buchanan’s passion for fungi? ask **Miles Barker **(University of Waikato) and **Carolyn Haslam **(University of Auckland). *

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