Tagged: kids

Powering potential in young Māori - Mātau Taiao

Laura Goodall May 19, 2016

Teachers have been shown to underestimate Māori children’s academic capabilities, which their achievements end up reflecting. But Pūhoro, a forward-thinking science academy, has now been set up to support Māori youth in reaching their true potential. Naomi Manu and Mana Vautier give us the lowdown. One thing that people really don’t like to talk about is prejudice. But we all have … Read More

Science by kids - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Oct 22, 2015

There are scientific journals by kids. Research scientists publish their work in scientific journals, where they are reviewed by other scientists. There’s one where articles are written by scientists, and reviewed by kids! It’s called Frontiers for Young Minds.[1] Not a bad way to hone your skills on writing … Read More

Petri dish art at the Auckland Arts Festival - Infectious Thoughts

Siouxsie Wiles Mar 26, 2015

As part of the thinkScience day at the 2015 Auckland Art Festival, we spent 2 hours letting kids and their families make their own bioluminescent bacterial art using just a cotton bud, a petri dish and a solution of harmless bioluminescent bacteria. Many thanks to James Dalton, Claire Honney, Hannah Read, Simon Swift and Benedict Uy for their … Read More

Kids in court: how cross-examination can kill the truth - Infrequently Asked Questions

Lynley Hargreaves May 07, 2014

Dr Rachel Zajac Dr Rachel Zajac works at the intersection of psychology and law. She’s looked at how jurors make their decisions, why eyewitnesses are often mistaken, and why forensic science evidence might not be as reliable as it looks on TV. With clever experiments and careful research, she works to prevent miscarriages of justice. Now she’s focused on … Read More

What do Kids Want in Science Education? Why not ask them? - Molecular Matters

Michael Edmonds Apr 29, 2012

I came across this interesting article by Marie-Claire Shanahan on her blog describing a panel discussion (and other activities) at LogiCon, a Edmonton science and critical thinking based outreach programme. The panel discussion involved asking a panel of 10 – 13 year old science enthusiasts for their opinion of science education – what a fantastic idea. The conversation, as … Read More

Another book for the kids - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Aug 25, 2011

This looks like another great sciency book for young kids. Ankylosaur Attack (Tales of Prehistoric Life) is aimed at an age level of 4 and up. It should really appeal to the kid already interested in dinosaurs. The author is … Continue reading → … Read More

Some things for the kids - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Aug 15, 2011

Well actually for their parents and grandparents. Especially with Christmas on the horizon. Right where you are now Right Here You Are Now is a bedtime story for kids. It’s also scientifically accurate, so it’s more than just a bedtime … Continue reading → … Read More

The influence of marketing on kids’ food preferences - Food Stuff

Amanda Johnson Mar 29, 2011

What influences our kids’ food preferences? One factor is certainly the way foods are marketed to kids, and what sort of branding appears on the packaging. A paper published earlier this month in the Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent medicine investigates whether licensed media spokescharacters on cereal packaging affects young children’s taste assessment of the products. The study … Read More