• 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

  • 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.

  • Ask-A-Scientist: Why are some planets made of gas, and some solid?


    Anna Brettell, Rangi Ruru School. Alan Gilmore, an astronomer at the University of Canterbury's Mount John Observatory, responded:

  • 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?’

  • Research on the human brain: the challenge and excitement


    In this article Professor Richard Faull outlines the marvels of the human brain and takes you on his personal journey exploring the challenges and rewards of undertaking research on the diseased human brain through the establishment of a human brain bank, in partnership with the community, and the formation of the Centre for Brain Research at the University of Auckland.

  • Kiwifruit: the perfect food


    *During the past decade, research has focused on identifying benefits from foods, such as the kiwifruit, that go beyond the provision of traditional nutrients, as **Fran Wolber**, Massey University, explains: *

  • book review discussions in science cover

    Book review: Discussions in science


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

  • From carbon arcs to lean mean vehicles


    *A world first and a great NZ science story: cutting fuel use in cars by using specially treated carbon fabric in batteries. **John Abrahamson **from ArcActive Ltd, explains:  *

  • Floreat Scientia book review

    Book review: Floreat Scientia


    Floreat Scientia: Celebrating New Zealand’s Agrifood Innovation

  • 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.

  • microscopicworldsbooks

    Book review: Microscopic Worlds


    Microscopic Worlds; Bugs of the Ocean; Bugs of the Land; and Bacteria, Fungi, Lichens and Plants 

  • Ask-A-Scientist: Why don't we sneeze when asleep?


    Edna Graham, Christchurch