Primary Science Week 2015

Primary Science Week 2015

2015 marks the International Year of Light. During Primary Science Week we will be joining people all around the world in their celebration of Light.
Keep an eye on this page in the coming weeks for more information regarding our 2015 programme for Primary Science Week running from Monday the 4th of May to Friday the 8th of May New Zealand wide.


2015 Photo Competition Winners

PSW Photo Competition Notification 2015 Winners

PSW Photo Competition Notification 2015 Finalists

National Investigation

See the links below for the information for the 2015 National Investigation:
Sunscreen Experiment
Sunscreen Experiment – Teachers’ Notes

Light Experiments and Links

Click here for an experiment on making your own Solar Bottle Lights. A fantastic experiment which can easily be linked to the Technology Curriculum.
Click here for an experiment on making a Jelly Optical Fibre. If you get it right, you can watch as the light is reflected inside the Jelly, just like with fibre optic cables.
Click here for 80 One Minute Science Experiments that will bring the Magic into your classroom!
Click here for an investigation into Blending Light with primary colours.
Click here for a huge list of links to Light Experiments and Resources.

Check out Primary Science Week on Pinterest.
Click here to see the Primary Science week bucket in the Network for Learning Pond.

Regional Events
Click here for the Auckland Programme.
Click here for the Tauranga Region Programme.
Click here for the Hamilton Programme.
Click here for the Wellington Programme.
Click here for the Canterbury Programme.
Nelson Programme:

  • Light demos and activities in Elma Turner Library all week.
  • Regional  PD for primary teachers, Wednesday after school at Victory Primary School.
  • Parents science night at Ngatimoti School, Thursday evening.
  • For more info, contact [email protected]

Light Photo Competition

Get involved in the National Primary Science Week Light  Photo Competition. Click here to download the  poster and start thinking about how your school can take part. Photos can be uploaded by clicking here.
Check out all the awesome photos from around the country by clicking here.

Links to the International Year of Light

NZ International Year of Light Logo

New Zealand Year of Light
International Year of Light