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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 Nov 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! November 2021 Project Live UniSA Established...  more...

Science Excursions

Posted by SASTA on 1 Nov 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! November...  more...

VSSEC CanSat Program

Posted by SASTA on 22 Oct 2021

The CanSat project will give students practical experience in electronics, computer programming, remote sensing and data analysis. This project introduces students to the Engineering Design Process, uses Project Based Leaning and allows students...  more...

Pre-Service Teacher Volunteers Needed at Science Alive!

Posted by SASTA on 14 Oct 2021

Science Alive! are looking for some energetic and engaging Pre-service teachers to volunteer in our STEM challenge areas at the upcoming Science Alive! and STEM Day Out events in November at the Adelaide...  more...

Science Alive!

Posted by SASTA on 12 Oct 2021

STEM Day Out at Science Alive! Free Tickets now available here – only 1 ticket per school group required Science Alive!'s STEM Day Out gives students a chance to engage with STEM fields...  more...

Insect Investigators

Posted by SASTA on 17 Sep 2021

SASTA are a proud partner in the Insect Investigators Citizen Science Project! Insect Investigators is now open for applications from regional and remote schools in Qld, WA and SA to join the project...  more...

Celebrating National Science Week at Hope Christian College

Posted by SASTA on 10 Sep 2021

  At Hope Christian College, students from primary school through to middle school engaged in a wide variety of experiments. Our aim was to imbue them with enthusiasm and to inspire enquiring minds. Primary...  more...

Roma Mitchell Secondary College's National Science Week

Posted by SASTA on 10 Sep 2021

The theme for Science Week in 2021 was “Food – Different by Design”. At Roma Mitchell Secondary College students participated in a range of activities – daily quizzes; a championship challenge; online viewing...  more...

Science Week at Airdale Primary School

Posted by SASTA on 10 Sep 2021

We took a break from our usual Science learning and focused on the Food Technologies standards for Science Week. The theme Food: Different by Design was perfect! All classes produced pages that will...  more...

Tasty Treats in Science Week - Gleeson College

Posted by SASTA on 10 Sep 2021

National Science Week is Australia’s annual celebration of science and technology. Held in August each year, it features more than 1,000 events around Australia. Gleeson College celebrated by hosting a week of rolling...  more...

CONASTA 69 - CANCELLED

Posted by SASTA on 24 Aug 2021

We regret to inform you that CONASTA 69 must be cancelled until further notice.  Registrants: Please check your emails for updates. CONASTA is the annual science education conference of the Australian  Science Teachers...  more...

2021 National Science Week

Posted by SASTA on 3 Aug 2021

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...

Bush Blitz TeachLive - coming to SA!!

Posted by SASTA on 27 Jul 2021

Bush Blitz is Australia’s largest nature discovery project involving specialist taxonomists, indigenous communities, rangers and landowners, teachers, students and BHP employees. Through a partnership between the Australian Government (through Parks Australia and the...  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...