Empowering teachers to raise scientific literacy

Providing comprehensive and engaging science resources

our vision

Every child in New Zealand is scientifically literate

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Why is scientific literacy important?

raising a scientifically literate generation

Critical Thinking Skills

With the proliferation of social media and "fake news", science teaches us how to gather and interpret information, and to make informed decisions.

Economic Prosperity

Our future economy depends on innovative advancements. A scientifically literate workforce will have the necessary skills to embrace and support this future.

Health & Wellbeing

Science enables individuals to make informed choices about things like diet, exercise and medical treatment that directly impact health and wellbeing.

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Chris Duggan

Our Founder

Established in 2013, House of Science is a charitable trust founded in Tauranga, New Zealand by Chris Duggan. Chris trained as a Biochemist at Massey University and taught secondary school science, biology and chemistry for 15 years in the Bay of Plenty. Throughout her teaching career Chris had a growing sense of concern about the lack of science knowledge students had when arriving at high school. When she read an E.R.O report in 2013 that stated over 70% of NZ's primary and intermediate schools lack an effective science programme, Chis decided something needed to be done. She left her middle management and teaching role in mid 2013 and the rest - as they say - is history.

what we do

we're empowering teachers

to support our kids

Time

We’ll save you time by delivering comprehensive science resources to your school.

Resources

We’ll give you everything you need to deliver great hands-on science lessons, including all consumables.

Support

We’ll give you all the support you need to confidently deliver hands-on science lessons in your classroom.

“The House of Science model is brilliant – the science kits are amazing and make science accessible for all primary schools. Science is a resource-hungry subject so by sharing these kits among a group of schools it allows access to quality resources covering the whole science curriculum. I feel honoured to be given this role as Ambassador for the House of Science.”

DR. SIOUXSIE WILES

House of Science Ambassador

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House of Science does everything I wish I could do but better. They provide schools with interactive science demonstrations, a type of learning that is proven to better engage students and help build confidence in the classroom. Each kit is well constructed with innovate activities and themes to promote scientific discovery and develop the next generation of critical thinkers. I am humbled to be an Ambassador for a programme filled with such a forward-thinking group of educators.

Dr. Joel Rindelaub

House of Science Ambassador

Kit Overview

Comprehensive science resource kits

Contains all equipment you'll need including consumables

Booked online by the teacher and delivered and maintained by a team of experts

Covers all aspects of science, catering for Year 0 - 8 students

Available in both te reo Māori and English

Used by over 500 schools throughout New Zealand

Popular Kits

Our bi-lingual science resource kits cover a vast range of relevant topics and include at least five hands-on experiments that cater for children in years 0-8. Everything a teacher needs, including consumables, are included in the kits.

Dem Bones

Ngā Kōiwi Tuahiwi

Dem Bones

Ngā Kōiwi Tuahiwi

Discover all the bones in your body by examining skeletons, Zac’s “see-through body” and X-rays.

Hot Stuff

Te Wera Hoki

Hot Stuff

Te Wera Hoki

Heat energy is the focus of the activities in this kit, including insulation and infrared imaging.

3, 2, 1…Lift Off!

3, 2, 1… Kua Rewa!

3, 2, 1…Lift Off!

3, 2, 1… Kua Rewa!

Create rockets, balanced and unbalanced forces.

Big Blue Future

Anamata Kikorangi Nui

Big Blue Future

Anamata Kikorangi Nui

Marine Science classification, food chains and webs, sustainability.

Climate Change

Huringa Āhuarangi

Climate Change

Huringa Āhuarangi

Earth’s systems, ocean acidification, plants, greenhouse effect.

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Electric Future

Anamata Hiko

Electric Future

Anamata Hiko

Circuits, battery packs and LED bulbs, measuring brightness, anemometer.

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Sign up with House of Science today

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Are we there yet?

Check our search directory to see if we currently service your area.

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How much science can you handle?

Decide what membership level suits the size of your school: one, two, three or four kits at a time.

3.

What are you waiting for?

Contact us via the membership enquiry form to start the sign-up process.

Get Involved

We rely on community involvement on many levels, from volunteering locally to deliver and maintain resource kits, to partnering with us on a national level to develop new resource kits. Every bit counts, so if you're interested in getting involved with the House of Science, get in touch!

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Volunteer with us

Are you available regularly for a few hours a week? Want to help us out? Check out our locations and sign up as a volunteer.

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Donate

Interested in growing our reach locally or nationally? All donations are tax deductible.

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Partner

Looking to partner with us to make a huge impact? Talk to us about sponsoring a school, branch, or set of resource kits.

national sponsors

The House of Science delivers equity and excellence thanks to the generous partnership with the Wright Family Foundation, a charitable trust committed to the growth and development of all New Zealanders through education. House of Science kits are also developed in collaboration with a wide range of other sponsors throughout the country.

national supporters

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