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Website of the Month

Posted by SASTA

on 01/10/2020

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! October 2020 Eco-Schools An Environmental Education framework and awards program promoting learning for a litter free and sustainable Australia. For the first time...

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Robotic Engineering at Pulteney Grammar School

Posted by SASTA

on 04/09/2020

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, construct and program, which gave more time for the engineering design process. Four Themes were set up:...

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Always Question, Always Wonder: Science Week 2020

Posted by SASTA

on 01/09/2020

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 through external presentations and activities led by our experienced science teachers. To showcase why this subject is...

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Mount Gambier High School - National Science Week

01/09/2020

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 to celebrate the pivotal part oceans play in life on the planet, to consider how we can...

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National Science Week at SASTA

Posted by SASTA

on 18/08/2020

Check out a few of the activities we're trying for National Science Week in the SASTA office!  Have you seen the ASTA National Science Week Resource Booklet? There are a range of Standalone activities for Science Fairs as well as Problem Based Learning Tasks for National Science Week for each...

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2020 National Science Week

Posted by SASTA

on 10/08/2020

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 Science Week round-up blog! Plus don't forget to check out the National Science Week website for all...

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ACARA News

Posted by SASTA

on 07/08/2020

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 existing content of the curriculum. Find out more here: https://www.acara.edu.au/curriculum/curriculum-review/ Updating STEM ACARA has refreshed its STEM...

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Book Donation | One in Four Children Inc.

Posted by SASTA

on 17/07/2020

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 how these books will be put to use from founder, Stephen Kamal below. I recall back then,...

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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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