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National Science Week

Date Published: 17/08/2021

It’s National Science Week (14 – 22 August) and we are encouraging our students and teachers to tap into their curiosity and celebrate science.  The school theme for National Science Week 2021 is Food: Different by Design which honors the United Nations International Year of Fruits and Vegetables and the International Year of Creative Economy for Sustainable Development.

There are lots of ways to get classes and students engaged in the theme during the week, and a digital Teacher Resource book has been produced to assist and offer lesson plans and ideas to help students gain an understanding of how science is involved in food production and sustainable agriculture.

These resources will also be useful:

Home – National Science Week

Qld Museum – National Science Week

These highlights are recommended by the Federal Government

National Science Week highlights

Here are just some of the inspiring online events you can join:

DIY Science 2021 – Questacon has put together a range of do-it-yourself science to try at home, including some delicious ones based on this year’s schools theme: ‘Food: Different by design’.

How Did I Get Here? The twists and turns of a STEM career – Australia’s Chief Scientist, Dr Cathy Foley AO PSM, will be joining other panellists in a webinar that may interest people considering a career in STEM. The National Youth Science Forum has organised this webinar.

Building the Universe, Brick by brick – The Young Stars will build a model of the universe as it grew from the Big Bang to today using LEGO! Some residents in the ACT will be able to join in-person at the ANU Physics Link Studio, but those outside may join the event online.


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