Useful Links


Education Counts logo Best Evidence Synthesis (BES)
Collaborative knowledge building strategy designed to strengthen the evidence base that informs education policy and practice in New Zealand.
Connected logo Connected – Teacher Support Materials
Series designed to show mathematics, science, and technology in the context of students’ everyday lives.
Crest Awards CREST
Royal Society of New Zealand’s international awards scheme encouraging years 6–13 students to be innovative, creative, and to problem solve in science, technology and environmental studies.
Digistore logo Digistore – Te Pātaka Matihiko
Storehouse of digital content supporting learning across the curriculum, from childhood to secondary.
Futureintech logo Futureintech
Futureintech Ambassadors support the maths, science and technology curriculum by working with students on projects, describing their jobs or offering career advice.
Open Polytechnic logo Open Polytechnic have developed three new Graduate Primary Science Teaching qualifications. They have been specifically developed for in-service primary school teachers teaching in New Zealand primary schools
Kick Starts logo Kick Starting the Nature of Science
Helps teachers understand the different aspects of the Nature of Science and what this means in practice.
LEARNZ logo LEARNZ Virtual field trips for NZ schools
Teachers can register and participate in field trips for free. The websites have curriculum rich, interactive experiences for all levels and are fully supported.
NZASE logo New Zealand Association of Science Educators (NZASE)
National organisation which represents the interests of New Zealand teachers of science.
Science Activities Activities Science Activities Activities
Used by NEMP
Assessment Resources Banks logo NZCER Assessment Resource Bank
2831 curriculum-based assessment resources for New Zealand school students at levels 2-5.
Primary Science Teacher Fellowships
Six month fellowship designed to create potential curriculum leaders in science for the primary sector.
Science is logo Science IS
Helps teachers understand the “Making sense of the nature of science” (NoS) and “Developing scientific skills and attitudes” (DSSA) strands of Science in the New Zealand Curriculum (SiNZC).
NZ Curriculum logo Science Learning Area
New Zealand Curriculum.
Science Learning Hub logo Science Learning Hub
Provides resources for teachers for school years 5-10
Science Postcards logo Science Post Cards Project
Uses childrens’ fiction texts to provide a framework and context for science activity, allowing teachers to engage children.
Science : Thinking with Evidence logo Science: Thinking with evidence
Series of 4 multiple-choice tests for Years 7 – 10 students assessing how well they use evidence to think about scientific contexts and issues.