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Science Active School - Brighton Primary School

Posted by SASTA

on 28/05/2024

Brighton Primary School became a Science Active School for their commitment and dedication to Science Education, and their involvement with and support of SASTA.    Read about some of the ways they show they are a Science Active School.  Brighton Primary School (BPS) is very proud to be a Science Active...

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Space Agriculture: From Crater to Plate

Posted by SASTA

on 27/05/2024

With the Aurora Australis visible in the last couple of weeks you have probably spent some time staring up at the stars. Maybe wondering about the next Moon mission, or what life on Mars could look like? Space is an ever-fascinating topic, and a subject that truly brings science as...

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Science Active School - Annesley Junior School

Posted by SASTA

on 20/05/2024

Annesley Junior School became a Science Active School in 2024 for their commitment and dedication to Science Education, and their involvement with and support of SASTA.    Science at Annesley Junior School Annesley Junior School has been thrilled to be recognised as a Science Active School in 2024. At Annesley science...

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A Day in the Life of the Adelaide Planetarium

Posted by SASTA

on 15/05/2024

Over 400 years ago Johannes Kepler gazed into the night sky and revolutionised our understanding by revealing that planets orbit in ellipses rather than perfect circles, with those nearer to the sun moving at a faster pace than their distant counterparts. Today, within the Planetarium’s immersive dome, participants embark on...

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Science Active School - Kangaroo Island Community Education

Posted by SASTA

on 06/05/2024

Kangaroo Island Community Education became a Science Active School in 2023 for their commitment and dedication to Science Education, and their involvement with and support of SASTA.    SASTA Corporate member Participate in the Oliphant Science Awards Staff have participated in judging for OSA Staff member has been a member of...

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Science Active School - Trinity Gardens School

Posted by SASTA

on 22/04/2024

Trinity Gardens School became a Science Active School in 2024 for their commitment and dedication to Science Education, and their involvement with and support of SASTA.    SASTA Corporate membership Participate in the Oliphant Science Awards Had a submission printed in the SASTA blog   Hear from Jean-Luc, Science Teacher, about what...

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Exploring our sense of place through Earth and Environmental Science

Posted by SASTA

on 15/04/2024

It is often the voice of students who boast “When will we ever use this information in the real world?”. As educators, our job is to prepare our students with the knowledge and skills they will need in the real world. What they actually need in the real world, however,...

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First Nation Biological Science at Hewett Primary School

Posted by SASTA

on 08/04/2024

Our former Aboriginal Community Support Officer’s (ACSO) native garden continues to grow thanks to the help of Hewett Primary School students and their science teacher Ms. Jenny. Behind our science classroom, used to be a patch of dirt where weeds loved to thrive.  Our staff decided to turn the space...

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Science Active School - Clarendon Primary School

Posted by SASTA

on 01/04/2024

Clarendon 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, Clarendon Primary School have contributed to SASTA through: A member of staff with a SASTA membership Participating in the...

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Science Active School - Australian Science and Mathematics School

Posted by SASTA

on 18/03/2024

  The Australian Science and Mathematics 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, the Australian Science and Mathematics School have contributed to SASTA through: Currently hold a SASTA Corporate...

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From Exhaustion to Empowerment: Teacher Burnout and Resilience

Posted by SASTA

on 12/03/2024

The changing nature of the workforce post-COVID has seen unparalleled effects on pedagogical practices and the neurological state of teachers. As teachers have returned to work, new and challenging environments are being faced with their role as educators. (Pressley, 2021) As a High School Physics, Biology and STEM teacher I...

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Get to know Sarah Todd...2023 SASTA Award Winner

Posted by SASTA

on 05/03/2024

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

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Science Active School - Westminster School

Posted by SASTA

on 04/03/2024

Westminster 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, Westminster School have contributed to SASTA through: Currently hold a SASTA Corporate membership Participate in the Oliphant Science Awards Staff...

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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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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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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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