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  • 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

Learning in Science

  • SOLO Science

    Using Solo Taxonomy to think like a scientist


    Book Review

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    Facts not feelings: Scichatnz August discussion


    Twitterites got together online on 2 August for a virtual chat hosted by Sir Peter Gluckman - Chief Science Advisor to the Prime Minister - on what can be seen as a topical issue, given the seeming rise of populist politicians around the world: 'What should be the role of science in public policy making?'

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    Getting it out there – 2016 Science Journalism Fellow Meena Amso


    Proving that there’s never a bad time to change course when we work out what gets us out of bed, 2016 Science Journalism Fellow Meena Amso was lost to pharmacology not long after graduating with a degree in it – and it’s all Oprah’s fault.

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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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    Personal inquiries into practical science


    What if an NCEA science course focused on pure enjoyment of the subject, and the relationship between teacher and students? MATT NICOLL reflects on his year teaching a new practical science course for year 11 students. 

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    The Barbie Racer and more physics


    Online videos can support the teaching and learning of physics achievement standards, writes Dr Simon Taylor.

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    A New Zealand evolutionary story: the wrens


    This article, by E.J. and J.A. Grant-Mackie was first published in New Zealand Science Teacher in 1994 and presents the evolutionary history of wrens as a relevant and fascinating context for teaching secondary school science. 

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    Let’s look closely at our practice


    *My teaching philosophy is fiercely driven by learning dispositions, writes LEANNE STUBBING.*

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    The science of Te Reo Māori


    The Pounamu science communication game sparked some interesting conversations between New Zealand thinkers. One such conversation began: What if all science was taught in te reo Māori? JO TITO explains.

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