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:
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.
Looking for a way to introduce your class to some seriously big ideas? YouTube channel Kurzgesagt[https://www.youtube.com/user/Kurzgesagt] might be a great place to start.
New earthquake forecasting methods could help us prepare for the next big one, two Victoria University of Wellington academics say.
Primary school students have been included in the Eureka! programme for the first time.
Proving that there’s never a bad time to change course when we work out what gets us out of bed, 2016 Science Journalism Fellow Meena Amso was lost to pharmacology not long after graduating with a degree in it – and it’s all Oprah’s fault.
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.
This year is the worst ever for coral reefs – which is really saying something – but last week there's been a little bit of good news for a change.
A new study shows that rising atmospheric CO2 levels are contributing to a significant ‘greening’ of up to half of the Earth’s vegetated land.