• 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


Use Your own DNA to teach evolution!

A special offer for readers of NZ Science Teacher:

Professor Lisa Matisoo-Smith, an eminent biological anthropologist at University of Otago, is leading the Africa to Aotearoa programme.   Check out her research in our story Is Teaching in your DNA?  We also follow this up with a feature in the 2017 NZST journal.  

Lisa has been generous enough to reserve the last five DNA kits to offer to NZ Science Teacher readers who pledge to use the results for science teaching.  Winners will be chosen by random draw on 15 December.  Write to thelongestjourney@otago.ac.nz  with “DNA kit please” in the subject line by 11 December.  In the copy of the email write your full name, school, physical address, and what Year and subject you will use the results for. 


The University of Otago and the Biology Educators’ Association of NZ would like to thank the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment for making this programme possible through the Unlocking Curious Minds Fund.