• 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

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    Moa book wins 2013 Science Book Prize


    It may be long extinct, but the moa has been brought back to life on the pages of a new book by Quinn Berentson.

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    National Science Challenges Announced


    Prime Minister John Key and Minister for Science and Innovation Steven Joyce have announced the ten National Science Challenges as part of Budget 2013.

  • The changing face of science


    *The changing face of science places a premium on communication skills and working in multidisciplinary teams as **Kim Dirks **and **Denise Greenwood (left)**, of the School of Population Health, The University of Auckland explain: *

  • What's in it for me? Choosing science in Norway


    *In Norway, a study was conducted to find out why students chose to participate, or not participate, in post-compulsory science and the results are relevant for NZ, as **Maria Vetleseter Bøe**, of the Norwegian Centre for Science Education, University of Oslo, Norway explains:*

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    Book review: Clean Energy, Climate and Carbon


    Clean Energy, Climate and Carbon 

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    Last words of Sir Paul Callaghan: science is vital for good citizenship


    The following are some highlights from Sir Paul’s article that was published in Issue 129 of the NZST, three weeks before he died of cancer on 24 March 2012 at the age of 64. Sir Paul was a good friend of science educators.

  • Ripping yarns: science in Africa


    *What do an eccentric South African ichthyologist, a Kenyan who inspired the planting of two billion trees and a Kenyan who was a member of ‘the hominid gang’ have in common? They challenge our understanding of the label ‘scientist’ as **Miles Barker**, University of Waikato, explains: *

  • Student butterfly

    A butterfly story: being a citizen scientist


    *Like kiwi and tuatara, New Zealand native butterflies are seldom seen in the wild. This story tells how and what a primary classroom learnt about butterflies and native butterflies, and the actions they took as citizen scientists to protect them. **Junjun Chen, Bronwen Cowie, **and **Angela Schipper**, from the University of Waikato, explain: *

  • the invention of science book

    Book review: The invention of science


    The Invention of Science: Why History of Science Matters for the Classroom 

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