• 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 Curriculum/Scientific Literacy

  • Questions, numbers and the emergence of new biology


    A new synthesis of biology is gradually emerging, although its formulation is anything but complete, writes Paul B Rainey from the New Zealand Institute for Advanced Study and Allan Wilson Centre, Massey University at Albany, and Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology, Germany.

  • 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**. *

  • Build NoS into biology programmes


    Science education researchers have identified key aspects of NoS that should be incorporated into science learning in school programmes, writes Kate Rice.

  • Ask-A-Scientist: How do mother Emperor Penguins know if their chick is a boy or a girl?


    Isabelle Robertson and Madison Thomson, East Taieri School.

  • Research on the human brain: the challenge and excitement


    In this article Professor Richard Faull outlines the marvels of the human brain and takes you on his personal journey exploring the challenges and rewards of undertaking research on the diseased human brain through the establishment of a human brain bank, in partnership with the community, and the formation of the Centre for Brain Research at the University of Auckland.

  • Kiwifruit: the perfect food


    *During the past decade, research has focused on identifying benefits from foods, such as the kiwifruit, that go beyond the provision of traditional nutrients, as **Fran Wolber**, Massey University, explains: *

  • Floreat Scientia book review

    Book review: Floreat Scientia


    Floreat Scientia: Celebrating New Zealand’s Agrifood Innovation

  • microscopicworldsbooks

    Book review: Microscopic Worlds


    Microscopic Worlds; Bugs of the Ocean; Bugs of the Land; and Bacteria, Fungi, Lichens and Plants 

  • 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: *

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