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Computer Programming, Apps & Robotics - tips to get started

Posted by Oliphant Science Awards

on 10/07/2020

Are you submitting a Computer Programming, Apps and Robotics (CPA&R) entry this year? Check out the video below from Toby Trenwith, one of our CPA&R veterans, which walks you through the process of completing your entry! While the coding is important, make sure the product has a practical application, as...

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Techspace Learning - Introductory Robotics Video & School Holidays Workshop

Posted by Oliphant Science Awards

on 06/07/2020

For those who attended our 2019 Oliphant Science Awards Open Day, you may have met our friends from Techspacing Learning/Hallett Cove Robotics Club at one of our Come & Try activities?! Their members include former Oliphant Science Award prize winners in the Computer Programming, Apps and Robotics category! So if...

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Website of the Month

Posted by SASTA

on 01/07/2020

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! July 2020 youcubed | Data Science Lessons  This site shares five FREE units for Years 6-10 that introduce students (and teachers) to data...

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Credit Union SA / SASTA Outstanding Contribution to the Teaching of Science Award Winners

Posted by SASTA

on 29/06/2020

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 - Samantha Brown, Mount Gambier High School Senior Secondary - Catherine O'Halloran, Cabra Dominican College Find out more...

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How to support your students in developing a Scientific Inquiry project

Posted by Oliphant Science Awards

on 26/06/2020

In this 4 part video series, we will be breaking down ways to support your students to develop a Scientific Inquiry project for the Oliphant Science Awards. There are clearly defined sections that the students must include in their projects. The criteria for success in each section is outlined in...

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Inspiration for your Science Writing project!

Posted by Oliphant Science Awards

on 23/06/2020

Are you looking for a starting point for your Science Writing project? First of all have you chosen your title? Don't forget you can only write on one of the titles listed below: Climate Change; The Way Forward? Hidden Waves Does Radiation make Superheroes? Living on Mars Deep Blue: Innovations...

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Hints and tips for creating a great OSA Scientific Inquiry project

Posted by Oliphant Science Awards

on 18/06/2020

This week we have a great resource for those creating a Scientific Inquiry project in the Oliphant Science Awards, from Ms. Alexandra Stephenson (2016 Oliphant Trophy Winner)! In 2016, Alexandra wowed the judges with her Scientific Inquiry - Vibration Damping on the Cello by Cello Mutes! She also has been...

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Oliphant Science Awards 2019 Trophy Winning Project Video

Posted by Oliphant Science Awards

on 11/06/2020

The 2019 Oliphant Science Awards Trophy went to Ms. Phoebe Wood from Upper Sturt Primary School for her incredible Model & Invention of Anchiornis huxleyi. So SASTA has asked her to make a video of it, not only to inspire those budding young scientists but to provide some ideas of...

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How to CRUISE Through the SASTA Oliphant Science Awards

Posted by Oliphant Science Awards

on 01/06/2020

If you are making a Games Project this is the Guide for you! However the concepts, project planning and tips in this guide can of course be applied to most Oliphant Science Awards Projects! Past Oliphant Science Awards Trophy Winner and all around Oliphant legend Ms Amber Washington has created...

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Inspiration for OSA Science Creations - SCINEMA

Posted by Oliphant Science Awards

on 21/05/2020

SCINEMA International Science Film Festival is the largest science film festival in the southern hemisphere. Head to their website to watch a selection of SCINEMA films to provide inspiration to your Oliphant Science Awards project creations - especially those Multimedia Project filmmakers! Remember teachers can also download educational resources, so...

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Have you pre-ordered your 2020 Study Guide yet?

Posted by SASTA

on 08/05/2020

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 of the exam. Find out the new inclusions for the 2020 Study Guides below. To pre-order your...

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Changes to the 2020 Oliphant Science Awards

Posted by Oliphant Science Awards

on 08/05/2020

We are excited that the Oliphant Science Awards will still be running in 2020! The changes we have made to the Oliphant Science Awards this year offer even more opportunities for students to be creative with their projects and for coordinators / judges to submit and judge more projects online....

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Video Entry Hints & Tips Video

Posted by Oliphant Science Awards

on 27/04/2020

Have you considered adding video content to your Oliphant Science Awards Submission? While videos are a popular project choice for the Multimedia category, short videos can also be a great way to record and showcase other project submissions with the judges - especially for country/remote students. Here are just a...

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Stuck on how to run The Oliphant Science Awards in 2020?

Posted by Oliphant Science Awards

on 23/04/2020

SASTA has asked some of our experienced OSA Coordinators to share their ideas and plans for utilising the competition under current circumstances so have a read and see if you can help get your school involved! If you would like to download a PDF copy of this information please click...

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SCU Robotics

Posted by Oliphant Science Awards

on 23/04/2020

  For those interested in the Computer Programming, Apps and Robotics category of The Awards - this may be for you!   Introduction to Robotics 1 - FREE on-line 10 week course SCU Robotics and Engineering Team are very pleased to announce they have designed a 10 week free on-line “Introduction to...

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Current news regarding Year 12 SACE Exams

Posted by SASTA

on 02/04/2020

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 Below is a list of articles related to information about this year's SACE exams: 1 April, The...

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STEM Expo at St Augustine's Parish School

Posted by Tegan McClean

on 17/10/2018

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 of their learning journey to share with the community. Our Receptions focussed on the pollution of our...

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Building a Professional Learning Community in STEM

Posted by Tegan McClean

on 04/10/2018

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, South Australia provides a supportive learning environment for students with a verified intellectual disability and associated complex...

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Tour of Learning at Stirling East Primary School

Posted by Tegan McClean

on 27/09/2018

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 was designing and carrying out a scientific investigation based on students’ choice of topic.   There were 144...

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Engineering Design Challenge at Rosary Catholic School

Posted by Tegan McClean

on 07/09/2018

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 seen teachers across all year levels engage with the engineering design process and plan student challenges that...

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Highgate School's Science Expo

Posted by Tegan McClean

on 22/08/2018

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 staff and interested community members.  In every direction you could see child and adult discussions, students testing...

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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...

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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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