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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!

Regional school students buzzing over citizen science project results

Posted by SASTA on 9 Dec 2022

Budding junior entomologists from 50 regional schools in South Australia, Queensland and Western Australia have successfully recorded thousands of new insects as part of the South Australian Museum’s citizen science project, Insect Investigators....  more...

24th Australian Institute of Physics Congress

Posted by SASTA on 15 Nov 2022

On behalf of the Australian Institute of Physics (AIP), it gives us great pleasure to invite you to participate in the 24th Australian Institute of Physics Congress, to be held at the Adelaide...  more...

Are your students bushfire ready?

Posted by SASTA on 2 Nov 2022

The South Australian Country Fire Service has developed NEW curriculum linked lesson plans, teacher guides, and resources, as a part of the Child and Youth Bushfire Education Program, a Disaster Resilience Education initiative...  more...

Website of the Month

Posted by SASTA on 1 Nov 2022

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! November 2022 South Australian Country Fire...  more...

Science Excursions

Posted by SASTA on 19 Oct 2022

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! October...  more...

Why does the moon look a little different every night?

Posted by SASTA on 12 Oct 2022

Why does the moon look a little different every night? Why does our Earth experience different seasons? Why does the moon turn red during a lunar eclipse?  These are just some of the...  more...

Ingenuity at the University of Adelaide.

Posted by SASTA on 5 Oct 2022

Explore Ingenuity STEM exhibition at the Adelaide Convention Centre on Wednesday 2 November. Ingenuity is an exhibition featuring a range of interactive, STEM-focused activities. It provides an insight into the variety of career...  more...

Questacon Virtual Events

Posted by SASTA on 5 Oct 2022

Virtual events Interested in a Questacon event but can’t get to one in person? Questacon's virtual workshops are suitable for students learning from home or whole classes at school. You can also access...  more...

Professor Brian Cox: Horizons — A 21st Century Space Odyssey

Posted by SASTA on 5 Oct 2022

Explore far-away galaxies and the curiosities of our existence with the world-record holding physicist. Do you find yourself wondering what this existence is all about? How we came to be? What it means...  more...

Trees for Good

Posted by SASTA on 14 Sep 2022

The Problem We are facing a major crisis in the form of human-induced climate change and the extreme weather events that will accompany it. Around the world we are experiencing record-breaking extreme heat...  more...

National Science Week - Interview with Madisyn Zabel

Posted by SASTA on 18 Aug 2022

SASTA challenges the science behind the art form of glass making by asking Madisyn Zabel about her experiences. Madisyn is a Canberra-based artist working with Glass and other mediums to create exciting pieces....  more...

International SpaceCRAFT Exploration Challenge

Posted by SASTA on 10 Aug 2022

Trinity Gardens School have just disembarked their 2022 team of International SpaceCRAFT Exploration Challenge students, the Trinity Shooting Stars, from their latest mission with Space Teams. These Year 5 and 6 students participated...  more...

Plastic Free July Spotlight on Dr Jana Phan

Posted by SASTA on 25 Jul 2022

As part of Plastic Free July we interviewed Dr Jana Phan from CropLife Australia about her journey through science. SA born, living in ACT, Jana has significantly contributed to scientific knowledge and policy...  more...

Plastic Free July with Compostable Alternatives

Posted by SASTA on 21 Jul 2022

How have you been coordinating your Plastic Free July? We've got a few things we've tried here in the SASTA offices, we'll show you next week! In the meantime, the team at Compostable...  more...

Why you should study Stage 1 Earth and Environmental Science

Posted by SASTA on 6 Jul 2022

Our planet is the place we call home. It provides us with everything we could ever need and has been doing so since the beginning of life on Earth. We also know the...  more...

Star of the Sea & the Marine Discovery Centre

Posted by SASTA on 21 Jun 2022

Star of the Sea school is home to 500 plus students in the beachside suburb of Henley Beach, Adelaide. Being located on Sea View Road, we are immensely fortunate to have the beach...  more...

Experiencing Marine Sanctuaries

Posted by SASTA on 15 Jun 2022

What is EMS? Experiencing Marine Sanctuaries (EMS) is an incorporated, not-for-profit organisation, based on New Zealand’s highly successful ‘Experiencing Marine Reserves’ program. EMS offers a range of community, inclusive and school program experiences...  more...

Frog Ponds at Trinity Gardens School

Posted by SASTA on 31 May 2022

In 2020 Trinity Gardens School proposed a redevelopment of our biodiversity area, beginning with our school frog pond. Our existing ponds did not support ongoing aquatic animal lifecycles due to the toxicity of...  more...

2022 PRC STEM Competition Open Now!

Posted by SASTA on 25 May 2022

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. This competition challenges you...  more...

Exploring Biodiversity at Softfoot Sanctuary

Posted by SASTA on 18 May 2022

About Softfoot Sanctuary and Farm Softfoot Sanctuary is located on Softfoot Farm’s 600-acre property in Hindmarsh Valley, just 10 minutes from Victor Harbor. The property was established in the year 2000 by the...  more...