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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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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...

Website of the Month

Posted by SASTA on 1 Aug 2020

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! August 2020 War on Waste |...  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...

Tour of Learning at Stirling East Primary School

Posted by Tegan McClean on 27 Sep 2018

Stirling East Primary School's second annual Science Themed Tour of Learning in the Hamilton unit was held on Thursday 6th September.   The year 3 and 4 Students showcased their first semester’s work, which...  more...

Engineering Design Challenge at Rosary Catholic School

Posted by Tegan McClean on 7 Sep 2018

Rosary Catholic School has been working with Kate Dilger from the SA Science Teachers Association (SASTA) through 2017 and 2018 to improve teaching and learning outcomes in STEM. A whole school approach has...  more...

Highgate School's Science Expo

Posted by Tegan McClean on 22 Aug 2018

From 3.30 - 5.30pm on Thursday, 16th August, Highgate School’s Science Expo came alive! This was an R-7 exhibition of ‘science games in a shoe box’. The gym was filled with families, school...  more...

Findon STEMathon

Posted by Tegan McClean on 22 Aug 2018

Findon High School hosted Seaton Park Primary School in student led activities for National Science Week. A range of activities occured during the week including: Wednesday - Year 3/4 students created dioramas depicting...  more...

One Week of Wow at Risdon Park Primary School!

Posted by Tegan McClean on 22 Aug 2018

One Week of Wow! was designed to allow students to enjoy activities during lunch times that they may not get to experience in their Science classes during the year. On Monday, we brought...  more...

Northfield Primary School Science Expo

Posted by Tegan McClean on 22 Aug 2018

On Friday the 17th of August, Northfield Primary School held a Science Expo. This gave our year 6/7 classes the opportunity to showcase their science learning to the rest of our school community....  more...

Science@Urrbrae

Posted by Tegan McClean on 22 Aug 2018

Urrbrae Agricultural High School’s motto is “Science with Practice” so what better way to celebrate National Science Week than by inviting primary students to come learn about how we do science at the...  more...

Science Week at Sturt Street Community School

Posted by Tegan McClean on 22 Aug 2018

Three main events occurred during Science week at Sturt Street Community School. These were chemistry workshops for grades 4 to 7 (and shows for R to 3) provided by Lab on Legs (an...  more...

CONASTA67 - a delegate's perspective

Posted by Tegan McClean on 8 Aug 2018

Have you attended CONASTA before? Or wondered what it would be like to attend? Peter Beveridge from Pennington School R-7 attended CONASTA67 for the first time this year as a Ruth Dircks Scholarship ...  more...

St Catherine's take on STEM

Posted by Tegan McClean on 25 Jul 2018

We live in a world where rapid advancements in technology have had a profound impact on how we work and communicate. As educators, students are at the center of everything we do and...  more...

Lab lessons with a STEM focus

Posted by Tegan McClean on 5 Jul 2018

This article is a summary of the 'Lab lessons with a STEM focus' workshop session run by Kate Dilger, SASTA Education Officer at the SASTA Annual Conference on Tuesday 17 April 2018.  The...  more...