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on 02/07/2024

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 Science Week round-up blog!

Plus don't forget to check out the National Science Week website for all upcoming events and the Teacher Resource Book from the Australian Science Teachers Association. Members can also view the most recent edition of the SASTA Journal online here, which relates to the National Science Week theme.

National Science Week Quiz

The Quiz is aimed at players aged 9-14, with questions curated by the boffins at CSIRO’s science magazine for kids, Double Helix. We’ll see the return of the special guest questions, featuring high profile STEM champions and more.

Compete against friends (or foes) by challenging them to register. By subscribing to the CSIRO Education mailer (link above) you will receive the latest updates on the Quiz and other CSIRO National Science Week activities.

More information will be available online here soon.


Herding Caterpillars Festival

Dates: Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 August 2024

Times: 3 sessions per day; 9:30am, 12:00pm or 2:30pm

Location: Bicentennial Conservatory, Adelaide Botanic Garden

Enter the extraordianry world of the Chequered Copper Butterfly with your family! Through theatre, storytelling, virtual reality and hands-on activities, your family will discover the amazing story fo the Chequered Copper Butterfly.

Find out more information here


Junior Whale Scientist

Date: Sunday 11th August, 1:00pm - 2:00pm 

Location: South Australian Whale Centre, 2 Railway Terrace, Victor Harbor 

Fleurieu Marine Education is partnering with the Encounter Bay Right Whale Study group to put on a special workshop for children aged 8-14yrs as part of National Science Week. 

Children will get to learn how to identify whales to the species level, as well as learn how individual whales are identified. 

Find out more information here


ANSTO's National Science Week Hackathon 2024

ANSTO's Hackathon challenges teams of high school students to develop creative solutions to a design challenge question. 

This fast-paced competition takes place over three days during National Science Week. It includes opportunities for students to discuss their ideas with design and STEM experts. Once students have developed their solution, they'll record and submit a short video explaining their idea. The event culminates with a showcase of finalists' videos and an announcement of the winners.

This year, the challenge will embrace the National Science Week school theme of Species Survival: More than just SustainabilityStudents will be challenged to look closely at the species in their local area.

Find out more information here.