NEW ZEALAND TARANAKI

Science Fair Central

Ideas for projects

Winning projects details

Fonterra Taranaki Science Fair rules and projects

Prize list  - check out this years prizes and prize sponsors

Create professional looking posters - download our winning project poster as an example; very cool...

Planning and carrying out a Science Fair project

Why Science Fair is important and a great learning opportunity ...

  • Taranaki Science Fair project in mass production!  A local primary school student had no idea that in a few years time her project would save the hearing of children across New Zealand...meet local hero Jamie Fenton, Young New Zealander of the Year...
  • School science earns an F. Research by local scientist and Microsoft Innovative Teacher Michael Fenton indicates that the state of New Zealand's science teaching is antiquated and inadequate. What are some examples of 'best practice' when using ICT in education, and how do science projects improve learning?
  • Teaching and the f word: From the New Zealand INTERFACE article....putting the fun back into teaching while dealing with the competing tensions of assessment and covering the curriculum. For primary and secondary teachers.
  • Taranaki Scientific Journalism winner - Do the benefits of science outweigh the risks? As printed by the Royal Society

Photo gallery of past activities and a sample of winning projects

bike indicator

The Fonterra Taranaki Science & Technology Fair was held from the 11 13 August 2003. The youngest participant at the Fair was only seven (7) years old! Mikaela won a Merit Prize for her Bike Indicator, not bad when the other students in her section were at least 4 years older than her!

laser wars - meet the Terminator!

The Laser Wars! Junior Technology project of Nick Wells from Inglewood High School caught the attention of the Daily News reporter visiting the Science Fair...

The project is based on a combat game played in broad daylight instead of in the dark The Pulse Rifle could shoot the Terminator from way up on the second floor!


inexpensive microscope

Winning microscope

copper plating flowers

Copper plated flowers and leaves or insects make cool jewellery


Some ideas about carrying out and communicating science experiments



The interactive TARDIS console proved very popular!

Promoting Science and Technology using props from TV and film

Need more ideas ?

Loads more ideas as well as other winning projects here at the  Fun! Science page

Ideas for projects

Winning projects details

Taranaki Science Fair rules and projects

Prize list  - check out this years prizes and prize sponsors

Create professional looking posters - download our winning project poster as an example; very cool...

Planning and carrying out a Science Fair project

 

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