Mike’s News July 18

18 Jul Cafe Scientifique Tauranga about Natural Hazards in BoP 7:00 PM. $5. Info here.
21 Jul 1969 1st moon walk www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/apollo/apollo11_40th.html#.UtmgLOuBr-k
27 Jul International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem. Info here.
31Jul-6Aug Cook Islands Māori Language week www.mpia.govt.nz
5 Aug Science Is Cool 9 online conference 9am-4pm PT (4–11 am NZT). Sign up here
6 Aug 1945 Hiroshima Day http://www.hiroshima-remembered.com/
8-14 Aug Maths Week www.mathsweek.org.nz/
Moon 3Q Jul 21      NM Jul 29      1Q Aug 5      FM Aug 12
  1. The Education Hub’s recording of a webinar about trauma-informed practice given recently by Dr Emily Berger and Dr Karen Martin is now available to watch. https://theeducationhub.org.nz/trauma-aware-and-trauma-informed-practice-in-schools . The insight article includes useful links.
  2. Webinar: Weaving Mātauranga Māori and indigenous knowledge with western science for positive outcomes for te Moana. Dan Hikuroa. 28 July 7pm. Register here
  3. Webinar: Myrtle rust: how can we support our ngahere? Suliana Teasdale. 28 July 7pm. Zoom link.


  1. Culturally Responsive & Relational Pedagogy:
  2. Mātauranga Māori
  3. Digital support:
  4. The latest NZASE newsletter has an articles on how chemistry helps us and tracking with radio for anyone and environmental DNA and SSIs for primary for members only as well as Pasifika scientist Apo Aporosa. Sign up for the newsletter or find resources here https://nzase.org.nz/. Join NZASE here https://nzase.org.nz/membership/ .
  5. Science Careers:


  1. Biology:
  2. Agricultural and Horticultural Science:
  3. Earth & Space Science:
  4. Chemistry:
  5. Physics:
  6. Primary & intermediate:
    • A CSIRO practical to demonstrate how air pressure works (among other things) https://www.abc.net.au/education/experiment-pressure-fountain/13958560
    • An Eerie orb (UFO- or Light-&-sound-ball) is a table tennis ball with a metallic strip outside & a bulb inside. It will light up in a circuit of people holding hands. Test conductors & insulators too.
  7.  EfS:
  8.  Science:


  1. For those looking for past NCEA exams http://www.nobraintoosmall.co.nz/NCEA/sci1/sci1.htm
  2. Webinar series about mana ōrite mō te mātauranga Māori from MoE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7oZbOlgtqx8

Professional Learning & Development (PLD) Opportunities

  1. Teach Engineering has virtual 2-day workshops $55 USD starting 1 Aug or 3 Aug and running 8am-4pm MT (3-11 am NZT) https://www.teachengineering.org/pdworkshops

Cheers, Mike

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