Technology

Magical metamorphosis

Caterpillars start as small wiggly creatures, go into a chrysalis, and then emerge as beautiful butterflies. But what happens in the chrysalis? Here is an experiment from the Otago Museum that illustrates this amazing science. What you need a plate or a tray playdough  vinegar …

Nanogirl: Meet STEM superhero, Dr Michelle Dickinson

Our editor Kate Barber chatted with Dr Michelle Dickinson, creator of Nanogirl, about the importance of STEM in our lives, why girls need role models in these fields, and why it’s great working with kids. Nanotechnologist and Engineer Dr Michelle Dickinson brings Science, Technology, Engineering …

Playing it safe

Around 80 per cent of children aged 8 to 17 years have played online games at some time. The games are entertaining, and kids are drawn to the challenge, but there are some very real risks. Online safety experts, Netsafe, share the practical steps you …

Dunedin Sci-fest

What do the moon, running with dinosaurs, and explosive science have in common? They’re all part of this year’s New Zealand International Science Festival!  The festival is thrilled to be launching its largest and most dynamic festival to date. Usually a biennial event, participants are …

Picking your moment

We asked the experts at DUXTON DENTAL when is the ideal time to have your kids’ teeth checked by the orthodontist. Parents often ask us at Duxton Dental, “Should we get our kids’ teeth straightened now at aged eight to eleven, or wait? I’d heard that …

Breathe easy

This new family home from HEALTH BASED BUILDING puts the importance of creating a healthy living environment in the spotlight. Showcasing the benefits of high indoor air quality standards for better respiratory health, the Health Based Building show home is a fully functional, educational space that …

Visit the future

Alongside the iconic heritage tram rides, Auckland’s award-winning aviation display and historic village, MOTAT, has just launched its summer exhibition, Science Fiction Science Future. MOTAT (the Museum of Transport and Technology) is the largest museum of its kind in New Zealand, featuring inspiring exhibitions and …