• 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


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    A passion for pūtaiao


    Kamo High School students, whanau, teachers and board of trustees have joined forces to establish a science ‘academy’ for Ngatiwai year 9 students, and others interested. The aim is to share Ngātiwai Mātauranga (cultural heritage) with a focus on kaitiakitanga (guardianship). Kamo HOD science HAZEL MCINTOSH and Ngātiwai Pūtaiao project leader GAYLE WELLINGTON share their thoughts on the programme so far.

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    How do primary students perceive science learning in class?


    The Science Engagement Survey is an online tool to help teachers find out how their students perceive their science learning in class.

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    Tikanga up your science


    Teaching with tikanga can provide our students with different and interesting ways of looking at science challenges, writes GEORGIA BELL.

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    Sky spotter


    Brilliant things are happening in our skies this winter. Just look up, writes Stardome Observatory’s education coordinator JOHN ROWE. 

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    Nature and science in the primary classroom


    *The Enviroschools programme provides a wonderful context for integrating the nature of science in the primary classroom, writes CAROL BRIESEMAN.*

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    Te reo resources launched


    New te reo Māori science resources were developed by the House of Science in Tauranga.

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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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    The Seedling: students’ perceptions of science education


    What's it like to be a science student? DR SIMON TAYLOR writes about close encounters with student learning in Year 9 and 10 classrooms.