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Website of the Month

Posted by SASTA

on 01/07/2021

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 2021 Fizzics Education Huge library of resources for FREE, including science experiments, podcasts and STEM teaching articles. Over 100 Free science experiments...

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Science Excursions

Posted by SASTA

on 01/07/2021

Each month we will be featuring an excursion that you might find useful to get your students out of the classroom! If you have any recommendations to add, send us an email! July 2021 Duke at the Zoo Most teachers know all about the Australian Curriculum linked learning experiences, events...

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CONASTA 69

Posted by SASTA

on 08/06/2021

CONASTA is the annual science education conference of the Australian  Science Teachers Association (ASTA). In 2021 CONASTA will be hosted by  the Science Educators’ Association of the Australian Capital Territory  (SEAACT) and will be held from 26-29 September.    The CONASTA 69  theme of ‘Science Revealed’ has been chosen to inspire...

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SASTA Journal

Posted by SASTA

on 03/06/2021

SASTA Members please be aware that unfortunately the publication of the mid year SASTA Journal has been delayed.  We expect publication in late August.

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Meet a Tall Poppy

Posted by SASTA

on 01/06/2021

The Young Tall Poppy Science Awards are run by the Australian Institute of Policy and Science (AIPS) to honour up-and-coming scientists who combine world-class research with a passionate commitment to communicating science. The awards have been running since 1998 and there are now over 800 Tall Poppy alumni across Australia. ...

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SASTA: How it all began...

Posted by SASTA

on 04/05/2021

04 May 1951: Initial meeting declaring the establishment of a South Australian Science Teachers Association "A faded letter can be found within archival material in the State Library provided by SASTA’s first female President, Thelma Pike. The letter, addressed to one Roy Stanhope, begins, ‘Cast your bread upon the waters....

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Premier's Reading Challenge

Posted by SASTA

on 03/05/2021

SASTA and the Oliphant Science Awards are proud to be partnering with Inspiring SA and the Premiers Reading Challenge (PRC) to support this year’s STEM Reading and Design Challenge. The challenge encourages students to read about Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) in the lead up to Science Week. The...

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The Evolution of the Annual Conference

Posted by SASTA

on 23/03/2021

The Annual Conference over the years... SASTA held many professional learning events in its early years, however the first reference to 'the Annual SASTA Conference' was mentioned in the June 1971 Journal. The first Annual Conference was convened by Deane Hutton, Science TV presenter, and cost $1.00 for members and...

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Science at the Fringe

Posted by SASTA

on 22/01/2021

Science at the Fringe For the Fourth year, the Adelaide Fringe is excited to collaborate with Inspiring South Australia on the return of the Science at the Fringe Guide! The Science at the Fringe Guide is for anyone and everyone who loves to ponder, wonder, wander, imagine, dance, smile and...

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St Augustine’s Parish School STEM Expo

Posted by SASTA

on 11/12/2020

During Term 3 the students at St Augustine explored the Science Week theme Deep Blue: Innovations for the Future of our Oceans. Each class has investigated an aspect of the ocean and all of the amazing and wonderful creatures who call it home. We have also been investigating how we...

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SASTA Honour Award Winner

Posted by SASTA

on 16/11/2020

Congratulations to Yvonne Zeegers, the 2020 SASTA Honour Award Recipient! Honour Awards are designed to recognise a SASTA member’s contribution to SASTA. Yvonne’s long and distinguished contribution to SASTA relates to the functions of both the Board and the Awards subcommittee. Yvonne has both promoted and supported the teaching of...

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Innovative Association of the Year Award Winner

Posted by SASTA

on 30/10/2020

We are excited to announce that SASTA has won the Innovative Association Award in the 2020 Educators SA World Teachers' Day Awards! This award recognises and encourages education associations that develop innovative and creative professional learning structures and opportunities. Our submission focussed on a number of new initiatives and improvements...

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Bringing Nature to the Classroom

Posted by SASTA

on 28/10/2020

It is fair to say that 2020 has been an interesting year for educators and many new alternatives have been required for teachers to deliver their outcomes to students. In previous years many classes would go on excursions to see wildlife and learn about our environment but due to restrictions,...

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The Great South Australian Fossil Debate

Posted by SASTA

on 16/10/2020

For this year’s National Science Week, several palaeontologists from Flinders University and the University of Adelaide got together to discuss and debate which of several time periods in the South Australian fossil record was the most awesome! The event was hosted by singing palaeontologist Professor Flint of Dinosaur University, and...

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2020 Science Week @ Woodville High School

Posted by SASTA

on 04/09/2020

The theme for this year’s national science week was ‘Deep Blue’, This was a chance to celebrate the enormous contribution that the oceans and rivers make to our everyday lives. It was also an opportunity to expose the students to the damage we are inflicting on the environment through poor...

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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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Northfield Science Expo 2020

Posted by SASTA

on 01/09/2020

Entering our 4th year of Science Expo we had to be creative with COVID 19 restrictions. Rather than an entire day over in the gym we have spent 2 weeks sharing science inquiry questions. Our year 6/7 students were assigned a class and they became the teachers for a lesson....

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Cabra Dominican College's National Science Week

Posted by SASTA

on 01/09/2020

The theme for Science week in 2020 was Deep Blue: Innovations for the future of our oceans. At Cabra Dominican College, we began the week with a staff morning tea with ocean themed cupcakes, and periodic table biscuits spelling out our school motto, Cabra Veritas! All science staff also received...

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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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Science Week at St Martin’s

01/09/2020

At St Martin’s students were involved in a whole variety of lessons and experiments for Science Week. Each year level had a different theme. Here are some examples of what the students explored during science week. Reception A variety of fun and interesting investigations were set up during discovery learning...

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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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