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The latest from STEM Online NZ

Events, Project updates

STEM Online NZ Presentation

STEM Online NZ project team is holding a presentation on 25 November at 4pm, where teachers will share their perspective on ways to use the STEM Online NZ resources in both a traditional classroom setting as well as a flexible learning environment. The project team...

Filming, Project updates

Filming Algebra in New Plymouth

Filming for the Algebra module in New Plymouth was a fun experience for Daniel and Nisyola. Not only did they get to see Len Lye’s 48-metre kinetic sculpture Wind Wand, they saw some of his other sculptures at the Len Lye Centre at the Govett-Brewster Gallery. In...

Filming, Project updates

Physics first-hand at Rainbow’s End

Filming for Mechanics 3 saw Cara and Bodene experience first-hand the physics behind vertical circles by riding Rainbow’s End’s scariest ride yet: Stratosfear. It has a 360 degree rotation and is the first of its kind in the Southern hemisphere, and one of only four such rides worldwide.

Media, Project updates

Public lecture by Professor Graeme Aitken

Graeme Aitken retires in December this year as Dean of Education and Social Work at the University of Auckland – a position he has held since July 2008. This lecture offers the opportunity for him to reflect on four decades of involvement in school and university education. ​

Events

STEM Online NZ Presentation

STEM Online NZ project team is holding a presentation on 25 November at 4pm, where teachers will share their perspective on ways to use the STEM Online NZ resources in both a traditional classroom setting as well as a flexible learning environment. The project team...

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Testimonials

“STEM Online NZ offers flexibility and choice for both students and teachers.”

Raeleen Harré  
Principal – Ruawai College

“We wish to commend Auckland University for picking up the challenge of provision of high quality instruction in STEM subjects which faces rural schools when having a specialist teacher is not always possible. The resources are outstanding and Bream Bay College will be using them to assist with the teaching of topics and for revision of topics. We look forward to the completion of the rest of the units.”

Wayne Buckland
Principal, Bream Bay College – Te Kura Tuarua o Whanga a Tamure

“I love this site. I have been trying to put together online Moodle courses for my classes for years, but because of lack of time, I only get it partially done and never quite right. Thank you for providing this resource.”

Ivan Munkedal
Physics teacher – Te Puke High School

“My girls loved the activities in the projectile motion section today. I had a double with them and used this first period to explain the relevant kinematic equation for projectile motion and discussed the need to separate our horizontal and vertical components. 

 

They got it all right but really thought that the STEM Online resources helped to solidify their understanding. The visuals and multiple activities that target different types of learners was particularly useful.

 

Thanks again for this amazing resource.”

Christian Tremblay
Science Teacher – Diocesan School for Girls