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Find out what's been happening at SASTA and in schools around SA!

The SASTA blog aims to provide articles of interest for Science teachers, pre-service teachers and other professionals working in the science community. 

If you would like to contribute an article to showcase what is happening in your school or science community please contact Tegan at marketing@sasta.asn.au. We'd love to hear from you!

SASTA Science Active School - Stirling East Primary School

Posted by SASTA on 19 Feb 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...  more...

South Australian Women in Science: Monica Oliphant

Posted by SASTA on 18 Feb 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”...  more...

South Australian Women in Science

Posted by SASTA on 11 Feb 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...  more...

SASTA Science Active School - Coromandel Valley Primary School

Posted by SASTA on 5 Feb 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...  more...

Agricultural Science at Westminster School

Posted by SASTA on 14 Nov 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...  more...

The 2023 Mary Anning Art Prize

Posted by SASTA on 17 Oct 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...  more...

Bringing Back the Bandicoots to Frank Smith

Posted by SASTA on 25 Sep 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...  more...

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

Posted by SASTA on 11 Sep 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...  more...

National survey for teachers about Academy Education Programs

Posted by SASTA on 20 Mar 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...  more...

Space Science at Hamilton Secondary College

Posted by SASTA on 8 Mar 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...  more...

Science in Context: Wine Australia

Posted by SASTA on 14 Feb 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,...  more...

2023 Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science

Posted by SASTA on 18 Jan 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...  more...

Regional school students buzzing over citizen science project results

Posted by SASTA on 9 Dec 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....  more...

24th Australian Institute of Physics Congress

Posted by SASTA on 15 Nov 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...  more...

Are your students bushfire ready?

Posted by SASTA on 2 Nov 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...  more...

Website of the Month

Posted by SASTA on 1 Nov 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...  more...

Science Excursions

Posted by SASTA on 19 Oct 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...  more...

Why does the moon look a little different every night?

Posted by SASTA on 12 Oct 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...  more...

Ingenuity at the University of Adelaide.

Posted by SASTA on 5 Oct 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...  more...

Questacon Virtual Events

Posted by SASTA on 5 Oct 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...  more...