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Find out what's been happening at SASTA and in schools around SA!

The SASTA blog aims to provide articles of interest for Science teachers, pre-service teachers and other professionals working in the science community. 

If you would like to contribute an article to showcase what is happening in your school or science community please contact Tegan at marketing@sasta.asn.au. We'd love to hear from you!

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Website of the Month

Posted by SASTA on 1 Jul 2021

Each month we will be featuring a website with useful resources to use in your classroom. If you have any recommendations to add, send us an email! July 2021 Fizzics Education Huge library...  more...

Science Excursions

Posted by SASTA on 1 Jul 2021

Each month we will be featuring an excursion that you might find useful to get your students out of the classroom! If you have any recommendations to add, send us an email! July...  more...

CONASTA 69

Posted by SASTA on 8 Jun 2021

CONASTA is the annual science education conference of the Australian  Science Teachers Association (ASTA). In 2021 CONASTA will be hosted by  the Science Educators’ Association of the Australian Capital Territory  (SEAACT) and will...  more...

SASTA Journal

Posted by SASTA on 3 Jun 2021

SASTA Members please be aware that unfortunately the publication of the mid year SASTA Journal has been delayed.  We expect publication in late August.  more...

Meet a Tall Poppy

Posted by SASTA on 1 Jun 2021

The Young Tall Poppy Science Awards are run by the Australian Institute of Policy and Science (AIPS) to honour up-and-coming scientists who combine world-class research with a passionate commitment to communicating science. The...  more...

SASTA: How it all began...

Posted by SASTA on 4 May 2021

04 May 1951: Initial meeting declaring the establishment of a South Australian Science Teachers Association "A faded letter can be found within archival material in the State Library provided by SASTA’s first female...  more...

Premier's Reading Challenge

Posted by SASTA on 3 May 2021

SASTA and the Oliphant Science Awards are proud to be partnering with Inspiring SA and the Premiers Reading Challenge (PRC) to support this year’s STEM Reading and Design Challenge. The challenge encourages students...  more...

The Evolution of the Annual Conference

Posted by SASTA on 23 Mar 2021

The Annual Conference over the years... SASTA held many professional learning events in its early years, however the first reference to 'the Annual SASTA Conference' was mentioned in the June 1971 Journal. The...  more...

Science at the Fringe

Posted by SASTA on 22 Jan 2021

Science at the Fringe For the Fourth year, the Adelaide Fringe is excited to collaborate with Inspiring South Australia on the return of the Science at the Fringe Guide! The Science at the...  more...

St Augustine’s Parish School STEM Expo

Posted by SASTA on 11 Dec 2020

During Term 3 the students at St Augustine explored the Science Week theme Deep Blue: Innovations for the Future of our Oceans. Each class has investigated an aspect of the ocean and all...  more...

SASTA Honour Award Winner

Posted by SASTA on 16 Nov 2020

Congratulations to Yvonne Zeegers, the 2020 SASTA Honour Award Recipient! Honour Awards are designed to recognise a SASTA member’s contribution to SASTA. Yvonne’s long and distinguished contribution to SASTA relates to the functions...  more...

Innovative Association of the Year Award Winner

Posted by SASTA on 30 Oct 2020

We are excited to announce that SASTA has won the Innovative Association Award in the 2020 Educators SA World Teachers' Day Awards! This award recognises and encourages education associations that develop innovative and...  more...

Bringing Nature to the Classroom

Posted by SASTA on 28 Oct 2020

It is fair to say that 2020 has been an interesting year for educators and many new alternatives have been required for teachers to deliver their outcomes to students. In previous years many...  more...

The Great South Australian Fossil Debate

Posted by SASTA on 16 Oct 2020

For this year’s National Science Week, several palaeontologists from Flinders University and the University of Adelaide got together to discuss and debate which of several time periods in the South Australian fossil record...  more...

2020 Science Week @ Woodville High School

Posted by SASTA on 4 Sep 2020

The theme for this year’s national science week was ‘Deep Blue’, This was a chance to celebrate the enormous contribution that the oceans and rivers make to our everyday lives. It was also...  more...

Robotic Engineering at Pulteney Grammar School

Posted by SASTA on 4 Sep 2020

Year 10 students at Pulteney Grammar School were given the opportunity to undertake some Robotic Engineering classes. The platform for experimentation was the Lego Minstorm EV3 kits as these are easy to use,...  more...

Northfield Science Expo 2020

Posted by SASTA on 1 Sep 2020

Entering our 4th year of Science Expo we had to be creative with COVID 19 restrictions. Rather than an entire day over in the gym we have spent 2 weeks sharing science inquiry...  more...

Cabra Dominican College's National Science Week

Posted by SASTA on 1 Sep 2020

The theme for Science week in 2020 was Deep Blue: Innovations for the future of our oceans. At Cabra Dominican College, we began the week with a staff morning tea with ocean themed...  more...

Always Question, Always Wonder: Science Week 2020

Posted by SASTA on 1 Sep 2020

Gleeson College embraced the theme, 'Deep Blue: innovations for the future of our oceans' by hosting several exciting events. Our aim was to foster a passion for this meaningful topic by engaging students...  more...

Mount Gambier High School - National Science Week

This year the Mount Gambier High School Science Faculty dove deep into the 2020 National Science Week theme, ‘Deep Blue: Innovations for the future of our oceans’. This provided students with an opportunity...  more...

Science Week at St Martin’s

At St Martin’s students were involved in a whole variety of lessons and experiments for Science Week. Each year level had a different theme. Here are some examples of what the students explored...  more...

National Science Week at SASTA

Posted by SASTA on 18 Aug 2020

Check out a few of the activities we're trying for National Science Week in the SASTA office!  Have you seen the ASTA National Science Week Resource Booklet? There are a range of Standalone...  more...

2020 National Science Week

Posted by SASTA on 10 Aug 2020

What do you have planned for National Science Week this year? Check out some of the great activities we've come across. Let us know what you have planned to feature on our National...  more...

ACARA News

Posted by SASTA on 7 Aug 2020

Review of the Australian Curriculum The Australian Curriculum is being reviewed. The aim of the review is to improve the Australian Curriculum from Foundation to Year 10 by refining, realigning and reducing the...  more...

Book Donation | One in Four Children Inc.

Posted by SASTA on 17 Jul 2020

SASTA recently donated 1150 Biology books to One in Four Children Inc. to be sent to schools in the Nuba Mountains, Sudan. Find out more about how this organisation came to be and...  more...

Credit Union SA / SASTA Outstanding Contribution to the Teaching of Science Award Winners

Posted by SASTA on 29 Jun 2020

We're excited to announce the winners of the 2020 Credit Union SA / SASTA Outstanding Contribution to the Teaching of Science Award! Primary - Jade Tinney, Salisbury Park Primary School Middle years -...  more...

Have you pre-ordered your 2020 Study Guide yet?

Posted by SASTA on 8 May 2020

SASTA Study Guides are the complete resource for students preparing for Stage 2 SACE exams. These guides include questions with worked solutions covering each topic of the Subject Outline and address all sections...  more...

Current news regarding Year 12 SACE Exams

Posted by SASTA on 2 Apr 2020

Stay up-to-date with how the SACE Board is supporting students, teachers and schools through the COVID-19 pandemic here: SACE support for Covid-19. The 2020 Exam Timetable can be found here: 2020 Exam Timetable...  more...

STEM Expo at St Augustine's Parish School

Posted by Tegan McClean on 17 Oct 2018

Classes from across the school worked on a huge variety of STEM activities throughout term 3 then presented their learning at our STEM Expo in week 7.  Each year level prepared a display...  more...

Building a Professional Learning Community in STEM

Posted by Tegan McClean on 4 Oct 2018

We all know that our colleagues are our greatest resource, and at The Grove Education Centre this resource is being used with exciting results! The Grove Education Centre, a special school in Woodville,...  more...