• 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 Education & Society

  • paul callaghan big

    Science is vital for good citizenship


    *Science is a good start on the road to wise citizenship, writes Professor Sir Paul Callaghan*

  • Misconceptions about psychology


    *Communicating psychology is a challenge  because of the pre-existing misunderstandings and biases people bring with them, as **Marc Wilson**, School of Psychology, Victoria University of Wellington and the winner of the NZ Association of Scientists’ Science Communicator Award 2010, explains:  *

  • Scientific literacy developed using science in the media


    *Using science-related news can help develop a student’s scientific literacy, as **Drs Billy McClune (left) and Ruth Jarman**, from the School of Education, Queen’s University, Belfast, Northern Ireland, explain:*

  • Science literacy is vital!


    A lack of science literacy and, some would argue, increasing science scepticism, is posing huge challenges for scientists and science educators, as Peter Griffin, Manager of the Science Media Centre explains:

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