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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!

Findon STEMathon

Posted by Tegan McClean

on 22/08/2018

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 symbiosis on the reef and threats to the Reef assisted by Year 9 students.
  • Thursday and Friday - 40 Year 5/6 and 6/7 students participated in DNA extraction activities, creating DNA genome bracelets and designing paper aeroplanes facilitated by Year 8,9 and 10 students.
  • Thursday - Dr Ysabella Van Sebille spoke to an audience of students from year 6 to 10 about what it takes to be a change maker and Game changer and how as students you can make a difference.

The interactive and digital component of these activities can be found here.

During the week there were lunch time 20 minute science experiments and challenges and displays of the research projects the year 8 and year 9 students completed on Moments of discovery and Reefs at Risk.

Next week several Year 8/9 students are facilitating STEM activities with 90 Year 6/7 students in Woodville Primary Schools STEM Room.

- Jane Logan, Teacher & STEAM Coordinator, Findon High School

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One Week of Wow at Risdon Park Primary School!

Posted by Tegan McClean

on 22/08/2018

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 out our BrainBox circuit kits and students built simple circuits to light up bulbs, or worked with...

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Northfield Primary School Science Expo

Posted by Tegan McClean

on 22/08/2018

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. For 6 weeks the year 6/7 classes worked on a scientific inquiry question that they created which...

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Science@Urrbrae

Posted by Tegan McClean

on 22/08/2018

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 Urrbrae Wetland, on the Urrbrae Farm and in our Science Labs. Thursday 16th and Friday 17th of...

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Science Week at Sturt Street Community School

Posted by Tegan McClean

on 22/08/2018

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 incursion), an Open Morning to showcase student Science activities to the school community and a Science dress...

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CONASTA67 - a delegate's perspective

Posted by Tegan McClean

on 08/08/2018

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 recipient! Pete put together a journal of his notes and experiences at CONASTA so you can get...

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