Inspiring SA & National Science Week Grants

Posted by SASTA

on 07/05/2024

SA National Science Week Grants  Grants are now open for National Science Week grants for projects and activities delivered in South Australia. up to $2500 for events and activities in metropolitan Adelaide up to $3000 for events and activities in regional and remote areas National Science Week, 10-18 August, is...

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Mars Program: The Andy Thomas Space Foundation School Challenge coordinated by Hamilton Secondary College

Posted by SASTA

on 01/05/2024

Ten prizes valued at $4000 each, South Australian schools (years 7,8,9 or 10) will be invited to conduct projects linked to space technology and the Buzz Aldrin Foundation ‘Giant Mars Map’, stimulating student interest in space. These projects are supported by presentations and advice from space industry experts. Prizes will...

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RACI International Chemistry Quiz

Posted by SASTA

on 11/04/2024

20 - 22 August 2024 Don't miss your opportunity to join over 100,000 students from over 20 countries in this unique chemistry educational quiz. Secondary school students (ages 12-18) can test their Chemistry knowledge and have fun at the same time, with the quiz providing teachers a helpful tool to...

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2024 STEM Reading and Design Challenge

Posted by SASTA

on 04/04/2024

The Premier’s Reading Challenge and partners are teaming up again to challenge students to read about Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) in the lead up to National Science Week. The reading and design competition started in 2016 and last year 3,300 entries were received! You can see the fantastic...

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Rubbish Film Festival

Posted by SASTA

on 07/03/2024

In 2024, the film festival is inviting secondary school students from Australia to take part in this creative media challenge. Having successfully grown to a national competition in Ireland last year, The Rubbish Film Festival continues its remarkable journey by including students from Down Under. This exciting partnership with ATOM...

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SA Science Excellence and Innovation Awards

Posted by SASTA

on 06/03/2024

The search is on for South Australia’s top scientists, researchers, innovators and educators. Celebrating 20 years in 2024, the SA Science Excellence and Innovation Awards raise the profile of exceptional STEMM professionals, and shine a well-deserving spotlight on the social, economic, health and/or environmental impacts of individuals and teams. Applications...

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City Nature Challenge 2024

Posted by SASTA

on 06/03/2024

The City Nature Challenge is on once again! In 2024, Adelaide, South Australia will be participating in the City Nature Challenge for the fifth time. Join the project and help us compete with cities from around the world by making the most nature observations possible from Apr 26th 2024 -...

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Little Scientists Early STEM Education Awards

06/03/2024

Little Scientists is thrilled to announce the upcoming launch of our 4th Little Scientists Early STEM Education Awards, Australia’s only dedicated awards to celebrate STEM excellence in early childhood education. Our biennial awards proudly recognise the early childhood educators and early primary teachers driving STEM — Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths...

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National Science Week Grants - Now Open!

Posted by SASTA

on 01/03/2024

Have a great idea for National Science Week at your school, but need help with funding it? Visit asta.edu.au to find out how schools can apply for up to $500 to support your National Science Week activity/event.  Applications for the 2024 school grant round are open now! The Australian Science...

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Young Future Shaper

Posted by SASTA

on 01/03/2024

Nominate a Young Future Shaper to explore more! CSIRO is seeking nominations for Year 5-10 students to become ‘Young Future Shapers.’ 25 Future Shapers will boost their confidence, skills, and connection with Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) through a personalised support program. They’ll explore their area of interest (and...

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Day of AI

Posted by SASTA

on 01/03/2024

Day of AI introduces the basics of AI to students in Years 5 - 10! The hands-on, creative and easy-to-teach activities are designed to be delivered by any teacher (no digital technology specialisation required). Equip your students with a foundational understanding of AI, how it works, its risks and limitations,...

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CSIRO's "Adult Future Shapers"

Posted by SASTA

on 10/11/2023

CSIRO calls for educators to be recognised It’s been a busy year helping young people. CSIRO, the National Science Agency, is calling for educators of Year 5-10 students to be recognised as ‘Adult Future Shapers’. Help design your own prize to supercharge your skillset or support young people to go...

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SA Health Colouring In and Poster Competitions

Posted by SASTA

on 19/10/2023

SA Health is running colouring in and poster competitions for primary school aged children to recognise Antimicrobial Resistance Awareness Week (18-24 November) this year.  The competitions are aimed at educating about the safe use of antimicrobials (antibiotic, antiviral, antifungal, and antiparasitic medications). South Australian schools of the winning children will...

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The Cool Brain Hall of Fame

Posted by SASTA

on 14/09/2023

Can your child help us to make an animation series? Australian children with a learning difference are at elevated risk of victimisation in schools and experience high rates of mental health problems including depression and anxiety. In this study we will develop an animation series that explains common learning differences...

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MentorEd SA

Posted by SASTA

on 17/08/2023

Educators SA has launched a new mentoring program MentorEd SA designed to support and connect educators in South Australia. They are looking for members who can volunteer as mentors to one or more graduate or early career teachers in Science. As a mentor, you can be based anywhere in SA,...

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2023 Mobile Muster Schools Competition

Posted by SASTA

on 14/06/2023

Inspire Recycling Action with MobileMuster Educating the next generation of environmentally conscious consumers is one of MobileMuster’s core objectives. Since 2019, the annual competition seeks to educate students about the lifecycle of mobile phones and encourage them to use creative ways to motivate their local community to recycle old mobile...

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VR Science Incursions

Posted by SASTA

on 30/05/2023

VR is fast becoming a recognised educational learning technology offering teachers and students new and powerful ways to create, view and interact with curriculum content in highly engaging ways. We are offering Science Teachers two kinds of VR learning technologies especially tailored for Year 7, 8 and 9 students. Our...

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Regenerative Futures Labs

Posted by SASTA

on 10/05/2023

Bring a ‘deep time’ perspective to your student’s learning.  Imagine if students could ground their learning in Earth’s 4.5 billion year history, as they look to the future? What if students were able to bring consideration of ecological and cultural impact of their futures thinking, research, design and entrepreneurship?   This...

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Recreating Lost Worlds

Posted by SASTA

on 04/05/2023

CREATING THE ART OF PREHISTORIC SOUTH AUSTRALIA Sunday 4 June 2023 | State Library of South Australia Are you aged 5 to 12, and want to know how to paint a plesiosaur swimming through what is now the South Australian outback? Maybe you want to draw a sketch of a...

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South Australian Titration Competition 2023

Posted by SASTA

on 11/04/2023

The Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI) runs two titration competitions: Regional Titration Competitions for high school students, which feed into the Australian National Titration Competition and National Titration Challenge which is for teachers, science technicians and all those involved in the secondary or tertiary teaching of chemistry to students. The...

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Deep Time Lab

Posted by SASTA

on 05/04/2023

Bring Earth’s 4.5 billion year journey to life as we look to the future Deep Time Labs enrich students' perspectives of their place in the world, and the wondrous adventure of being human - through connecting with Earth’s evolutionary time. Suitable for Years 3 - 6 and available as a...

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Geoscience Pathways Project

Posted by SASTA

on 04/04/2023

Climate action has never been more important to young people. Geoscience Pathways Project provides free support to schools who would like to offer the SACE subject Earth and Environmental Science which explores all aspects of the climate crisis. Please contact Kelly Sharrad at ksharrad@gmail.com for more information.

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Future Thinkers 2023

Posted by SASTA

on 04/04/2023

Future Thinkers 2023 is a futures-focused design thinking challenge that gives students the opportunity to solve real world problems using immersive learning.This year’s theme is ‘EcoRangers: Sustainability in Australia’. Students will be introduced to the use of immersive technologies such as augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), coding, 3D modelling...

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STEM Together Future Shapers

Posted by SASTA

on 04/04/2023

STEM Together Future Shapers is a new program that aims to help Year 5-10 students and their supporters to build their confidence, capability and connection with STEM. Specifically, it focuses on students that are either; Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, girls, those from regional schools or those from lower opportunity...

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Big Science Competition

Posted by SASTA

on 04/04/2023

Registrations for the Big Science Competition are now open! This online multiple choice science competition is a must for all science-loving students in Year 7 – 10! Not only is it a great challenge, but all students who sit the competition in Australian high schools go into the running to...

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