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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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Website of the Month

Posted by SASTA

on 01/09/2020

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! September 2020 Find an Engaging Australian Scientist!  Would you like to connect with outstanding scientists who are passionate about communicating their science? The...

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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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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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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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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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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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