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.
Manawatu Science Fair’s youth judging team is the catalyst for a powerful science capabilities context, says Heather Meikle of Palmerston North Girls High School.
Catherine Stephens of Auckland University says that the science employees of the future should be thinking of knowledge as a vehicle, not as something finite that they acquire to get a job.It’s ‘need to grow’, not ‘need to know’, she says.
Kiwi kids and their communities can now gain a better understanding of water stewardship thanks to Aqua Republica, an online game and upcoming nationwide challenge that models the real-life water resource management going on in our cities and towns.
The announcement that digital technology is to be formally integrated into the New Zealand Curriculum has been welcomed, although there are calls from the IT sector for more funding and for digital technology to be given its own learning subject area.
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.
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.
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.
Series creator JOSEPH HERSCHER describes how Jiwi’s Machines came to life, and why a teaching unit was so important to the project.