• 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

Teacher Education in Science

  • Sustainability in classroom science


    *The latest statistics from the National Education Monitoring Project show that primary students are less interested in science are disconcerting (Crooks, Smith & Flockton, 2008). How can we ignite primary students’ interest in science? Asks **Sally Birsdall**. *

  • National Primary Science Week 2012


    In 2011, the NZASE’s Primary subcommittee launched the first National Primary Science Week1 (May 7th – 11th, 2012) in an attempt to support teachers and schools bringing more science into the classroom, writes Steve Sexton.

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    Book review: Discussions in science


    Discussions in Science: Promoting Conceptual Understanding in the Middle School Years 

  • 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: *

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    Te Kete Ipurangi: What’s on offer for primary science?


    Resources to guide knowing what to teach and how to teach can be found at TKI, as written by Dayle Anderson, Victoria University of Wellington explains:

  • Green eggs and ham

    Nature of science activity


    The following Nature of Science (NoS) activities use colour chemistry and have a focus on ‘Participating and Contributing in Science’. 

  • Role play gives student science teachers insights


    Role play, using the Primary Connections Programme, in pre-service primary science teacher education gave Year 2 student primary teachers insights into the teaching and learning of science in primary classrooms, as Anne Hume (University of Waikato) explains:

  • Picture books open door to investigating science


    *Picture books such as ‘The Man Who Walked Between the Towers’ can be used as a launching pad for Years 1 to 10 Nature of Science**1**, as **Mary Loveless**, School Support Services at the University of Waikato explains: *

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