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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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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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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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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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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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Space Science at Hamilton Secondary College

Posted by SASTA

on 08/03/2023

Hamilton Secondary College has a Vision to be South Australia’s leader in Space Education and equip future generations with the passion, knowledge and skills to be innovative, entrepreneurial and globally competitive in the space sector workforce. With Australia’s aim to continue growing its space sector workforce to reach 30,000 direct...

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Science in Context: Wine Australia

Posted by SASTA

on 14/02/2023

For some time, SASTA has been wanting to create and deliver teacher professional development designed to give context and build relevance that science teachers already implement in the classroom. Together with Wine Australia, we have developed an exciting program to encapsulate science learning capabilities such as soil science, plant life...

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2023 Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science

Posted by SASTA

on 18/01/2023

Nominations are now open for the 2023 Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science. The Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science recognise accomplishments in scientific research, research-based innovation and science teaching.  By nominating someone for a prize, you are making a meaningful acknowledgement of the outstanding work and the value that your nominee...

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Regional school students buzzing over citizen science project results

Posted by SASTA

on 09/12/2022

Budding junior entomologists from 50 regional schools in South Australia, Queensland and Western Australia have successfully recorded thousands of new insects as part of the South Australian Museum’s citizen science project, Insect Investigators. The project which launched in September 2021 connected regional and remote school students with researchers to learn...

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24th Australian Institute of Physics Congress

Posted by SASTA

on 15/11/2022

On behalf of the Australian Institute of Physics (AIP), it gives us great pleasure to invite you to participate in the 24th Australian Institute of Physics Congress, to be held at the Adelaide Convention Centre from 11-16 December, 2022. There is a specially designed Education Day: Encompassing University and high...

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Are your students bushfire ready?

Posted by SASTA

on 02/11/2022

The South Australian Country Fire Service has developed NEW curriculum linked lesson plans, teacher guides, and resources, as a part of the Child and Youth Bushfire Education Program, a Disaster Resilience Education initiative by the South Australian Country Fire Service. These education resources follow a child centred, teacher facilitated mode...

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Website of the Month

Posted by SASTA

on 01/11/2022

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! November 2022 South Australian Country Fire Service Are your students bushfire ready? The South Australian Country Fire Service has developed NEW curriculum linked...

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Science Excursions

Posted by SASTA

on 19/10/2022

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! October 2022 For Teachers Inspiring South Australian Women: Women in Space – Impacting the World and Beyond Wednesday...

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Why does the moon look a little different every night?

Posted by SASTA

on 12/10/2022

Why does the moon look a little different every night? Why does our Earth experience different seasons? Why does the moon turn red during a lunar eclipse?  These are just some of the questions our Year 7 Science class has been asking throughout our Earth and Space Unit. The students...

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Ingenuity at the University of Adelaide.

Posted by SASTA

on 05/10/2022

Explore Ingenuity STEM exhibition at the Adelaide Convention Centre on Wednesday 2 November. Ingenuity is an exhibition featuring a range of interactive, STEM-focused activities. It provides an insight into the variety of career opportunities available across architecture and built environment, science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).  All visitors are welcome...

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Questacon Virtual Events

Posted by SASTA

on 05/10/2022

Virtual events Interested in a Questacon event but can’t get to one in person? Questacon's virtual workshops are suitable for students learning from home or whole classes at school. You can also access their at-home resources any time – try an experiment with everyday ingredients and fast-track your learning. They...

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Professor Brian Cox: Horizons — A 21st Century Space Odyssey

Posted by SASTA

on 05/10/2022

Explore far-away galaxies and the curiosities of our existence with the world-record holding physicist. Do you find yourself wondering what this existence is all about? How we came to be? What it means to live a short life in an expansive universe? Well, wonder no more, you curious beings. Professor...

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Trees for Good

Posted by SASTA

on 14/09/2022

The Problem We are facing a major crisis in the form of human-induced climate change and the extreme weather events that will accompany it. Around the world we are experiencing record-breaking extreme heat events, often coupled with record droughts, or massive floods and fires. Public opinion is slowly shifting towards...

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National Science Week - Interview with Madisyn Zabel

Posted by SASTA

on 18/08/2022

SASTA challenges the science behind the art form of glass making by asking Madisyn Zabel about her experiences. Madisyn is a Canberra-based artist working with Glass and other mediums to create exciting pieces. We've asked Madisyn a few questions to help us get an idea about how Art meets Science...

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