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  • checking water quality
  • planet eclipse
  • rangitoto trees
  • kids with test tubes
  • kids with earth
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  • 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

  • Science Learning

    Using Science Capabilities in Senior Chemistry

    25/08/2017

    We have been using science capabilities in junior school science at Hagley Community College since 2015.  We have recently begun to explore how they might look in senior school science classes.  When the level 2 NCEA chemistry classes were about to start learning about Lewis Diagrams, it seemed like a good opportunity to approach the concept with the capability of Interpreting Representations. 

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    2015 PISA/TIMMS report: NZASE President comments

    15/12/2016

    The recent release of the OECD’s PISA (Programme for International Student Achievement) report met with mixed reaction here in New Zealand, concerning the performance of our nation’s students. The NZASE’s President Chris Duggan comments on a mixed bag for science literacy.

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    Links to lunchboxes: new resource explore the story of food

    05/10/2016

    To be launched tomorrow at ULearn, a free science resource for primary and intermediate learners called The story of where our food comes from aims to tell the story of where our food comes from, and the importance to New Zealand of our primary sector.  

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    SLH announces funding for the future

    05/10/2016

    The new-look Science Learning Hub has been launched to great fanfare, and the good news is: it's here to stay.

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    Citizen Science Projects in New Zealand: 3 of the best

    17/06/2016

    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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    High stakes testing: add your voice

    13/06/2016

    University of Auckland postgraduate researcher Zoe Klomp is conducting research that could help us understand the effect that ‘high stakes testing’ - read NCEA - has on the choices you as a teacher make in the classroom, and how the pressures exerted by NCEA affect the way you teach. Complete the questionnaire and add your voice to this crucial research! Zoe explains her project:

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    Matariki: renewal and remembrance

    03/06/2016

    As we all head home for the long weekend, we look forward to a Monday off work, and the celebration of two big events: it’s the day we celebrate the Queen’s birthday, and it’s also Matariki, the beginning of the Māori new year. Sciencelearn.org.nz have plenty of great Matariki resources you and your class can access, to celebrate the occasion.

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    Organised chaos: BHS science fair

    09/05/2016

    Stephen Dorey, HOD Science at Buller High School, says that the introduction of a science fair has built bridges in the community at large, invigorated learning, and created opportunities for cross-sector knowledge sharing.

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    Science communication evolves

    02/05/2016

    In a great example of the evolution of science communication - and a great classroom opportunity to talk about it - climate scientists are taking the journos of the world to task on the quality of their climate change coverage.

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    Dependence to independence through a cultural lens

    11/04/2016

    This 1-day workshop is intended for Science Middle Leaders, Teachers in charge of Science subjects (including L1 Science) and those aspiring to be. The key focus is to identify and share curriculum, learning and assessment practices that will improve students’ retention, engagement and achievement. Much, but not all, of this workshop will centre on those students at risk of not achieving NCEA level 2 in 2017.

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    Walking the talk

    05/04/2016

    Teachers from schools around New Zealand are now confident leaders of science within their school community.

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