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South Australian Women in Science: Part 2

Posted by SASTA

on 26/02/2024

We continue to celebrate Women in Science with some insights into those involved in the South Australian Tall Poppy program and the South Australian Science Excellence & Innovation Awards.  Ms Jill Bauer Winner of the 2023 STEMM Educator of the Year - SA Science Excellence & Innovation Awards When did...

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Get to know Ross Riach...2023 SASTA Award Winner

Posted by SASTA

on 22/02/2024

Ross Riach was our Secondary 2023 Credit Union SA / SASTA Outstanding Contribution to the Teaching of Science Award Winner. We asked him a few questions to get to know him a little better and share what inspires him as a teacher! What inspired you to become a science teacher?...

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SASTA Science Active School - Stirling East Primary School

Posted by SASTA

on 19/02/2024

Stirling East Primary School became a Science Active School in 2023 for their commitment and dedication to Science Education, and their involvement with and support of SASTA.  As a Science Active School, Stirling East Primary School (SEPS) has contributed to SASTA through: Having a SASTA personal member on staff Participating...

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South Australian Women in Science: Monica Oliphant

Posted by SASTA

on 18/02/2024

  When did you realise your passion for science? My passion for science started in high school when I was very interested in astronomy. This later led me to join the Adelaide “Moonwatch Group” in early 1958, which was set up to track the first artificial satellites, Sputnik (Russian) and Explorer...

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South Australian Women in Science

Posted by SASTA

on 11/02/2024

This month we celebrate International Day of Women and Girls in Science on Sunday 11 February. We got in contact with some of the recent South Australian Tall Poppy winners to find out how they got started in science, what they're currently working on and their advice to future students. ...

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SASTA Science Active School - Coromandel Valley Primary School

Posted by SASTA

on 05/02/2024

Coromandel Valley Primary School became a Science Active School in 2023 for their commitment and dedication to Science Education, and their involvement with and support of SASTA.    As a Science Active School, Coromandel Valley Primary School have contributed to SASTA through: Currently hold a SASTA Corporate membership Participating in the...

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Positions Vacant

Posted by SASTA

on 14/12/2023

Please see below the details of vacant science teaching positions we've been provided with: You can also visit the following websites for a list of all teaching positions available. Department for Education Catholic Education South Australia Association of Independent Schools of South Australia If your school is currently advertising a...

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RACI Crystal Growing Competition Winners

Posted by Oliphant Science Awards

on 05/12/2023

This year, all winning and highly commended entries in Crystal Investigation from the Oliphant Science Awards were entered into the National RACI Crystal Growing Competition.  We are excited to announce a number of winners from the competition this year! K-2 1st - Remy Durham, Annesley Junior School 2nd - Clara...

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Agricultural Science at Westminster School

Posted by SASTA

on 14/11/2023

Westminster School have defined a new vision for Sturt Grove Farm that teaches students the importance of sustainable agriculture.  As we upgrade our Farm and Agricultural learning facilities, we are emphasising the indispensability of scientific expertise in all agricultural enterprises. The essence of agriculture is deeply intertwined with science—it’s the...

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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 2023 Mary Anning Art Prize

Posted by SASTA

on 17/10/2023

In 2020, at the height of the pandemic in Australia, and while searching for things to help rebuild my own creative Universe, I had an idea. What if there was a natural history art prize that required entrants to create a work of art that explored their local prehistoric story....

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Bringing Back the Bandicoots to Frank Smith

Posted by SASTA

on 25/09/2023

Coromandel Valley Primary School students and their science teacher Sarah Todd recently entered the Oliphant Science Awards Citizen Science category and won the primary years category! You can view their Citizen Science entry here. And you can track their journey through the process so far through some media articles below.  ...

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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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Science, Innovation and Empowerment: Saints Girls Illuminate National Science Week 2023

Posted by SASTA

on 11/09/2023

Inspired by Science Week, Saint Peter's Girls School was energised with scientific enthusiasm to explore, discover, and create, harnessing this year's theme, 'Innovation: Powering Future Industries.' From our youngest learners in mid-year reception to our seasoned senior school scientists, each student delved into hands-on activities, bringing to life the essence...

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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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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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Teaching Placements needed

Posted by SASTA

on 04/04/2023

The University of Adelaide is seeking teaching placements for their Bachelor and Master of Teaching pre-service teachers. Term 2 placement from 1/5/2023 – 2/6/2023 – 25 days – with 50% teaching workload in Psychology Term 3 placement from 28/8/2023 – 29/9/2023 = 25 days – with 80% teaching workload in...

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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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National survey for teachers about Academy Education Programs

Posted by SASTA

on 20/03/2023

 Advisory firm ACIL Allen together with the Western Sydney University have been commissioned by the Australian Government Department of Education to evaluate the impact of three Australian Academy of Science education programs: Primary Connections, Science by Doing and reSolve: Maths by Inquiry. These education programs will have continued funding to...

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