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National Science Week

15 - 23 August 2020

School theme - Deep Blue: innovation for the future of our oceans

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This is an important theme for teachers and their students to focus on the oceans. They are always out there, creating climates, absorbing carbon dioxide, lapping away at the shoreline, and it is impossible to ignore, as the Earth’s oceans cover more than two-thirds of the Earth’s total surface area. The ocean theme also enables teachers and students to discover and investigate Australia’s world-renowned contributions to marine science, marine based industries, marine technologies, and marine innovations.

For National Science Week each year, The Australian Science Teachers Association (ASTA) produces a teacher resource book to help support and assist teachers in providing engaging science activities for their students. The book is based, each year, on the National Science Week school theme chosen for that year and is always packed with information, classroom activities, experiments, diagrams, photographs and websites. Since 2011, ASTA has provided the teacher resource books as web-based digital books. Titles include: React to Chemistry, Energy Evolution, A Century of Australian Science and Food for our future: Science feeding the world. These are available free of charge from the National Science Week Books and Resources page.

Click below to download the 2020 resources:

There are a number of free resources available from the National Science Week website including:

  • Early Childhood Activities booklet
  • Science Week character colouring sheets
  • Science Week Library Activities booklet

For more information about National Science Week and to find upcoming events visit the website.

To find out what SA schools got up to for National Science Week in 2018 visit the SASTA Blog.