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NEMP, TIMSS, and NZCER all suggest that primary science education in New Zealand is in crisis
National Education Monitoring (NEMP 2007) Significant increase in negative student attitudes towards science by Year 8 More students reported never doing science experiments or visiting science activities
Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) 1994 - 2006 NZ students’ achievement in science has fallen Hours dedicated to teaching primary science in NZ has decreased 80% of Year 5 students indicated that they want to do more science
NZCER 2007 50% of primary principals surveyed reported including more enquiry learning in their curriculum Only 2% reported science as a curriculum focus (Ian Milne 2009) Year 4 students like science but have little opportunity By Year 8 there is a noticeable decline in enthusiasm for science