• 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

  • Masseyfoodpilotplant

    The Food Industry


    *The manufacture of foods has dramatically changed in the past thirty years, as **Steve Flint**, Massey University explains: *

  • Ask-A-Scientist: Transport fuels from coal?


    Is it true that during the Second World War Germany and South Africa made transport fuels from coal? What is the process and is it feasible today?

  • Periodic Table – more changes


    by Suzanne Boniface

  • 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’. 

  • The nature of chemical bonding


    Sheila Woodgate at the University of Auckland, through an analysis of the responses of 400 Year 12 and Year 13 students to a BestChoice module about ionic, covalent and metallic bonding, has exposed student misconceptions that could inform the teaching of bonding.

  • Teach food science to improve health outcomes


    Teaching children about food is as important today as it has ever been, as Dr Simon Loveday, Research Scientist, Riddet Institute, Massey University Palmerston North, explains:

  • Teaching causal text connectives in chemistry


    A Yr 12 Chem class struggled writing long answers to NCEA Chemistry questions because they didn’t understand causal text connectives. A literacy intervention changed classroom practice for better NCEA scores, as David Whitehead, Waikato Uni, and Fiona Murphy, Sacred Heart Girls’ College Hamilton explain:

  • ormiston students

    A week of hands-on science

    To observe Conservation Week this year, Ormiston Senior College held a science-packed week, writes science technician Alison Blakey.

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