• 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

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    Philippa On The Ice Philippa Werry at an Antarctic research camp 2016

New Zealand Science Teacher

Science Curriculum/Scientific Literacy

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    Grey matters: 'Being Brainy' science resource to go online


    Over the past two years, the University of Auckland’s Centre for Brain Research has developed a programme called ‘Being Brainy’, a science inquiry topic for primary and intermediate ages, comprising eight sessions based around the human brain. Designed to encourage kids to choose STEM pathways, the resource has proved so successful that it’s designers are taking it online, so that every school in the country can access it.

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    Being a whaleshark scientist


    Dr. Simon Pierce, from New Plymouth, is a marine conservation biologist, whose research focuses mainly on the largest fish in the world, the whale shark, but he also studies other threatened species, particularly sharks, rays, and sea turtles. He’s also involved in the protection of and management of important marine habitats.

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    Swimming to the light


    One day while at an aquarium with his daughter, Kit Parker of Harvard University was struck by a bolt from the blue: in his quest to 'grow' a bioengineered transplantable heart, why not start with an artificial stingray?

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    Possible new homes found for NZ sea lions


    Formerly known as the Hooker’s sea lion, the critically threatened New Zealand sea lion (Phocarctos hookeri) might have a few more places to spread out: new sites on mainland New Zealand have been identified which might be ideal breeding grounds.

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    Citizen Science Projects in New Zealand: 3 of the best


    There’s no better way to get students learning about the natural world around them than by getting your class involved in an authentic citizen science project.

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    Wondrous wool: resources released


    To get kids exploring something dear to the hearts of New Zealanders - the fibre on the backs of those four-legged Kiwis that outnumber their human counterparts - Year 7 and 8 teachers can access Wool in Schools[http://woolinschools.nz/], a comprehensive source of information about wool.

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    The big one: progress made in earthquake forecasting


    New earthquake forecasting methods could help us prepare for the next big one, two Victoria University of Wellington academics say.

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    Happy digging! Primary Science Week 2016


    Primary Science Week 2016 runs from 16 May - today! - through to the 20th, and the focus this year is on soil science.

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    The ant Rosetta Stone


    From Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B, new research has been able to determine that ants really do use their ‘feelers’ – more properly called antennae – to feel, and that it’s a two-way street.