• 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

  • Ocean science literacy


    In Issue 128 of New Zealand Science Teacher, I listed essential Earth Science literacy principles which could form ‘big ideas’ for an Earth Science course. And here are some essential Ocean Science literacy principles that could form the basis of a Marine Science course, writes Jenny Pollock.

  • Seeing fungi: a conversation with Peter Buchanan


    *Is it a reaction to Daniel Arnon’s famous quote that photosynthesis is “the most important biochemical process on Earth”**that fuels Auckland mycologist Dr Peter Buchanan’s passion for fungi? ask **Miles Barker **(University of Waikato) and **Carolyn Haslam **(University of Auckland). *

  • Mind reading: communicating the boundaries of brain imaging


    Neuroscientists have a responsibility to ensure that the public understand what fMRI data can tell them, otherwise the media will lead them to believe that “you love your iPhone”, as Dr Donna Rose Addis, of the Department of Psychology and the Centre for Brain Research, University of Auckland and winner of the Prime Minister’s MacDiarmid Emerging Scientist Prize 2010, explains:

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