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2023 Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science

Posted by SASTA

on 18/01/2023

Nominations are now open for the 2023 Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science. The Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science recognise accomplishments in scientific research, research-based innovation and science teaching.  By nominating someone for a prize, you are making a meaningful acknowledgement of the outstanding work and the value that your nominee...

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Regional school students buzzing over citizen science project results

Posted by SASTA

on 09/12/2022

Budding junior entomologists from 50 regional schools in South Australia, Queensland and Western Australia have successfully recorded thousands of new insects as part of the South Australian Museum’s citizen science project, Insect Investigators. The project which launched in September 2021 connected regional and remote school students with researchers to learn...

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24th Australian Institute of Physics Congress

Posted by SASTA

on 15/11/2022

On behalf of the Australian Institute of Physics (AIP), it gives us great pleasure to invite you to participate in the 24th Australian Institute of Physics Congress, to be held at the Adelaide Convention Centre from 11-16 December, 2022. There is a specially designed Education Day: Encompassing University and high...

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Are your students bushfire ready?

Posted by SASTA

on 02/11/2022

The South Australian Country Fire Service has developed NEW curriculum linked lesson plans, teacher guides, and resources, as a part of the Child and Youth Bushfire Education Program, a Disaster Resilience Education initiative by the South Australian Country Fire Service. These education resources follow a child centred, teacher facilitated mode...

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Website of the Month

Posted by SASTA

on 01/11/2022

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! November 2022 South Australian Country Fire Service Are your students bushfire ready? The South Australian Country Fire Service has developed NEW curriculum linked...

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Science Excursions

Posted by SASTA

on 19/10/2022

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 2022 For Teachers Inspiring South Australian Women: Women in Space – Impacting the World and Beyond Wednesday...

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Why does the moon look a little different every night?

Posted by SASTA

on 12/10/2022

Why does the moon look a little different every night? Why does our Earth experience different seasons? Why does the moon turn red during a lunar eclipse?  These are just some of the questions our Year 7 Science class has been asking throughout our Earth and Space Unit. The students...

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Ingenuity at the University of Adelaide.

Posted by SASTA

on 05/10/2022

Explore Ingenuity STEM exhibition at the Adelaide Convention Centre on Wednesday 2 November. Ingenuity is an exhibition featuring a range of interactive, STEM-focused activities. It provides an insight into the variety of career opportunities available across architecture and built environment, science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).  All visitors are welcome...

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Questacon Virtual Events

Posted by SASTA

on 05/10/2022

Virtual events Interested in a Questacon event but can’t get to one in person? Questacon's virtual workshops are suitable for students learning from home or whole classes at school. You can also access their at-home resources any time – try an experiment with everyday ingredients and fast-track your learning. They...

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Professor Brian Cox: Horizons — A 21st Century Space Odyssey

Posted by SASTA

on 05/10/2022

Explore far-away galaxies and the curiosities of our existence with the world-record holding physicist. Do you find yourself wondering what this existence is all about? How we came to be? What it means to live a short life in an expansive universe? Well, wonder no more, you curious beings. Professor...

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Trees for Good

Posted by SASTA

on 14/09/2022

The Problem We are facing a major crisis in the form of human-induced climate change and the extreme weather events that will accompany it. Around the world we are experiencing record-breaking extreme heat events, often coupled with record droughts, or massive floods and fires. Public opinion is slowly shifting towards...

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National Science Week - Interview with Madisyn Zabel

Posted by SASTA

on 18/08/2022

SASTA challenges the science behind the art form of glass making by asking Madisyn Zabel about her experiences. Madisyn is a Canberra-based artist working with Glass and other mediums to create exciting pieces. We've asked Madisyn a few questions to help us get an idea about how Art meets Science...

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International SpaceCRAFT Exploration Challenge

Posted by SASTA

on 10/08/2022

Trinity Gardens School have just disembarked their 2022 team of International SpaceCRAFT Exploration Challenge students, the Trinity Shooting Stars, from their latest mission with Space Teams. These Year 5 and 6 students participated in an international 6-day virtual space competition in the elementary division against teams from the United Kingdom,...

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Plastic Free July Spotlight on Dr Jana Phan

Posted by SASTA

on 25/07/2022

As part of Plastic Free July we interviewed Dr Jana Phan from CropLife Australia about her journey through science. SA born, living in ACT, Jana has significantly contributed to scientific knowledge and policy making around the world. Her efforts have recently strengthened the #bagMUSTER initiative, reducing plastic waste on Australian...

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Plastic Free July with Compostable Alternatives

Posted by SASTA

on 21/07/2022

How have you been coordinating your Plastic Free July? We've got a few things we've tried here in the SASTA offices, we'll show you next week! In the meantime, the team at Compostable Alternatives kindly answered some questions for us. We hope you can use it in your sustainability discussions...

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Why you should study Stage 1 Earth and Environmental Science

Posted by SASTA

on 06/07/2022

Our planet is the place we call home. It provides us with everything we could ever need and has been doing so since the beginning of life on Earth. We also know the Earth is in trouble. We are only now realising the cost to the Earth when we fulfill...

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Star of the Sea & the Marine Discovery Centre

Posted by SASTA

on 21/06/2022

Star of the Sea school is home to 500 plus students in the beachside suburb of Henley Beach, Adelaide. Being located on Sea View Road, we are immensely fortunate to have the beach on our front doorstep. We are also fortunate to have the Marine Discover Centre (MDC) as part...

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Experiencing Marine Sanctuaries

Posted by SASTA

on 15/06/2022

What is EMS? Experiencing Marine Sanctuaries (EMS) is an incorporated, not-for-profit organisation, based on New Zealand’s highly successful ‘Experiencing Marine Reserves’ program. EMS offers a range of community, inclusive and school program experiences for all ages and abilities. Our goal is to raise awareness and interest in our wonderful Great...

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Frog Ponds at Trinity Gardens School

Posted by SASTA

on 31/05/2022

In 2020 Trinity Gardens School proposed a redevelopment of our biodiversity area, beginning with our school frog pond. Our existing ponds did not support ongoing aquatic animal lifecycles due to the toxicity of stagnant water, duckweed and algae. The current ponds were re-designed to encourage the necessary environment for tadpoles...

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2022 PRC STEM Competition Open Now!

Posted by SASTA

on 25/05/2022

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. This competition challenges you to read about Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) in the lead up to National Science Week....

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Exploring Biodiversity at Softfoot Sanctuary

Posted by SASTA

on 18/05/2022

About Softfoot Sanctuary and Farm Softfoot Sanctuary is located on Softfoot Farm’s 600-acre property in Hindmarsh Valley, just 10 minutes from Victor Harbor. The property was established in the year 2000 by the Retallick family to offset emissions, research environmentally friendly farming methods, and protect endangered species.   Previously the land...

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Enthusing Young People about the Natural World

Posted by SASTA

on 04/05/2022

by Rona Sakko, President & Founder, Junior Field Naturalists SA & Chair, National Science Week Committee, SA The high demand for environment-focused activities for primary and middle school aged students outside of school led Rona Sakko to found Junior Field Naturalists, SA. Here Rona outlines how Junior Field Naturalists came...

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Future Resourcers

Posted by SASTA

on 02/05/2022

Inspire the next generation of sustainability leaders. Take part in Veolia’s Future Resourcers program for a unique environmental education experience for students Reception-12. This free 6-week program will commence in Term 3, 2022. Students will learn about waste and recycling, with a focus on food waste, through activities and videos....

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The little things that run the world

Posted by SASTA

on 27/04/2022

The little things that run the world Insects are the little things that run the world. They pollinate the plants we depend on for survival, they are food for many other animals, and they recycle nutrients. Without insects, there would be no humans, and yet the resources we’ve dedicated to...

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The City Nature Challenge 2022

Posted by SASTA

on 20/04/2022

Having started in 2016 as a competition between San Francisco and Los Angeles, the City Nature Challenge (CNC) has grown into an international event, motivating people around the world to find and document wildlife in their cities. The overall project is run by the citizen science teams at the California...

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