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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Website of the Month

Posted by SASTA

on 01/05/2022

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! May 2022 CSIRO - Biodiversity CSIRO are working to halt the decline in Australia's biodiversity. Their goal is to build better understanding of...

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Science Excursions

Posted by SASTA

on 01/05/2022

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! May 2022 Visit the Biodiversity Gallery at the SA Museum The South Australian Biodiversity Gallery is a highlight...

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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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Great Southern Bioblitz 2022

Posted by SASTA

on 13/04/2022

Great Southern Bioblitz 2022 - Increasing biodiversity awareness through Citizen Science The 'Great Southern BioBlitz', or 'GSB' for short, was established in 2020 by the not-for-profit team at Ferox australis, as an international event of intense biological surveying in an attempt to record all the living species within designated areas...

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Citizen Science - an introduction

Posted by SASTA

on 06/04/2022

Dr Philip Roetman Australian Citizen Science Association - South Australian Chapter The Australian Citizen Science Association (www.citizenscience.org.au) exists to advance the cause of citizen science in Australia. Philip Roetman from ACSA introduces us to a sample of some of his favourite Citizen Science Projects – both local and global. What...

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Environmental Science at St Catherine’s School

Posted by SASTA

on 30/03/2022

by Krystina Dawe, Assistant Principal, Religious Identity and Mission How is Environmental Science present at St Catherine’s School? Within our school we have a variety of initiatives which have been set up as part of our commitment to sustainability. The work that we do stems from a desire to reduce...

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Environmental Science @ KICE

Posted by SASTA

on 22/03/2022

Contributors: Rachel Pillar, Paull Marlow, Hannah Tatlock Here at Kangaroo Island Community Education (KICE) we have several new and exciting Environmental Science programs that we’d love to share with you! We have created a new Marine Studies elective for our Year 10 cohort. Marine Studies is a hands-on, practical subject...

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Behind the scenes tour of the Australian Space Discovery Centre

Posted by SASTA

on 21/03/2022

The South Australian branch of Australian Science Communicators invites you to take a peek behind the scenes at one of the newest science engagement centres in Adelaide, the Australian Space Discovery Centre. Join for a tour, followed by networking drinks at the Community Cafe on North Terrace. This event is...

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Insect Investigators

Posted by SASTA

on 02/03/2022

Collecting has begun! Fifty schools across regional and remote Australia have set up their Malaise traps and begun collecting insect specimens! Read about what the SA schools are up to on the Insect Investigators Discussion Board. The project, which launched in September 2021, will connect regional and remote school students...

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MOD Schools Design Challenge - What is invisible that shouldn't be?

Posted by SASTA

on 23/02/2022

MOD. is committed to fostering the participation of young people in each of our exhibitions. As part of our exhibition INVISIBILITY (February – November 2022), we are inviting secondary school students to contribute to the content of this exhibition by creating either visual designs or artefacts for display in our...

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Science at the Fringe

Posted by SASTA

on 23/02/2022

Looking for some science shows? The Science at the Fringe guide is not just for science-buffs. It’s for anyone and everyone who likes to discover and learn amazing things about the world. We’ve compiled a concoction of the curious, amusing, fascinating and ingenious science-themed shows at this year’s Adelaide Fringe...

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Mary Anning Art Prize

Posted by SASTA

on 20/02/2022

SASTA are proud to be involved with this year's Mary Anning Art Prize! The aim of the Mary Anning Art Prize is to have young South Australian artists create an original piece of artwork that tells us something about the prehistoric life of South Australia. It is essential, to be...

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Brain Bee Challenge

Posted by SASTA

on 11/02/2022

What is the Brain Bee Challenge? The Australian and New Zealand Brain Bee Challenge (ABBC & NZBBC) is a competition for high school students in Years 10 (Australia) and 11 (New Zealand) to learn about the brain and its functions, learn about neuroscience research, find out about careers in neuroscience...

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Prescott Southern Physics students fly into the stratosphere

Posted by SASTA

on 27/01/2022

Toward the end of 2021, Year 11 students at Prescott College-Southern successfully flew a balloon to an altitude of 31 km over Adelaide and surrounds. Launched from Paris Creek in the Adelaide Hills, the payload (which comprised both cameras and sensors) was tracked and recovered 2.5 hours later near Strathalbyn....

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Science in the Pub

Posted by SASTA

on 17/12/2021

Have you heard of Science in the Pub? Held on the first Friday of each month, three scientists of a chosen theme gather to break down their research in a casual and informative setting. The goal of Science in the Pub is to promote understanding of and enthusiasm for science,...

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Thin Ice VR Experience

29/11/2021

Escape the heat this summer and travel to Antarctica with Thin Ice VR at the South Australian Museum. In 1914, polar explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton led one of History’s greatest stories of leadership and survival, the ill-fated Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition. Over 100 years later we follow in the footsteps of...

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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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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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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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