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VSSEC CanSat Program

Posted by SASTA

on 22/10/2021

The CanSat project will give students practical experience in electronics, computer programming, remote sensing and data analysis. This project introduces students to the Engineering Design Process, uses Project Based Leaning and allows students to integrate Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts/Design, and Mathematics (STEAM). Students gain confidence, undertake project-based work, and collaborate...

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Pre-Service Teacher Volunteers Needed at Science Alive!

Posted by SASTA

on 14/10/2021

Science Alive! are looking for some energetic and engaging Pre-service teachers to volunteer in our STEM challenge areas at the upcoming Science Alive! and STEM Day Out events in November at the Adelaide Showground. Learn more about the event here: www.sciencealive.net.au Information about the STEM Challenge Areas can be found...

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Science Alive!

Posted by SASTA

on 12/10/2021

STEM Day Out at Science Alive! Free Tickets now available here – only 1 ticket per school group required Science Alive!'s STEM Day Out gives students a chance to engage with STEM fields in a hands-on way! Don't let your students miss out on an opportunity to engage with our...

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Website of the Month

Posted by SASTA

on 01/10/2021

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! October 2021 BEST Evidence Science Teaching Best Evidence Science Teaching (BEST) is a large collection of free resources for secondary school science. The...

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Science Excursions

Posted by SASTA

on 01/10/2021

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! October 2021 Sciren Sciren is a science translation group focussed on engaging everyone in the world of science....

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Insect Investigators

Posted by SASTA

on 17/09/2021

SASTA are a proud partner in the Insect Investigators Citizen Science Project! Insect Investigators is now open for applications from regional and remote schools in Qld, WA and SA to join the project in 2022 and help scientists learn about their local insects. Schools who are chosen to be part...

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Celebrating National Science Week at Hope Christian College

Posted by SASTA

on 10/09/2021

  At Hope Christian College, students from primary school through to middle school engaged in a wide variety of experiments. Our aim was to imbue them with enthusiasm and to inspire enquiring minds. Primary school students explored the concept of mixture, and one of their challenges was to create flavoured butter!...

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Roma Mitchell Secondary College's National Science Week

Posted by SASTA

on 10/09/2021

The theme for Science Week in 2021 was “Food – Different by Design”. At Roma Mitchell Secondary College students participated in a range of activities – daily quizzes; a championship challenge; online viewing resources and Year 8 and 9 classes engaged in a “Seed Germination” hands on learning activity. In...

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Science Week at Airdale Primary School

Posted by SASTA

on 10/09/2021

We took a break from our usual Science learning and focused on the Food Technologies standards for Science Week. The theme Food: Different by Design was perfect! All classes produced pages that will go into a big book about food—from paddock to plate, tools we use for harvesting, the needs...

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Tasty Treats in Science Week - Gleeson College

Posted by SASTA

on 10/09/2021

National Science Week is Australia’s annual celebration of science and technology. Held in August each year, it features more than 1,000 events around Australia. Gleeson College celebrated by hosting a week of rolling events to inspire the inner scientist within everyone. This year’s theme, Food: Different by Design, aims to...

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CONASTA 69 - CANCELLED

Posted by SASTA

on 24/08/2021

We regret to inform you that CONASTA 69 must be cancelled until further notice.  Registrants: Please check your emails for updates. 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...

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2021 National Science Week

Posted by SASTA

on 03/08/2021

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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Bush Blitz TeachLive - coming to SA!!

Posted by SASTA

on 27/07/2021

Bush Blitz is Australia’s largest nature discovery project involving specialist taxonomists, indigenous communities, rangers and landowners, teachers, students and BHP employees. Through a partnership between the Australian Government (through Parks Australia and the Australian Biological Resources Study), BHP and Earthwatch Australia; Bush Blitz is helping make an extraordinary contribution to...

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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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