National Science Week is Australia’s annual celebration of science and technology.
Running each year in August, it features more than 1,000 events around Australia, including those delivered by universities, schools, research institutions, libraries, museums and science centres.
Science Week and COVID-19
This year, perhaps more than ever before, National Science Week will be an opportunity to reflect on the life saving work done on our behalf by STEM professionals. This includes the medical researchers and health professionals combating the pandemic, as well as the fire propagation modellers, meteorologists and others who worked behind the scenes during the bushfires last summer.
Science Week events this year will be held online, and you can access activity ideas for people to do at home or in their neighbourhood.
The school theme of National Science Week 2020 is Deep Blue: innovations for the future of our oceans and features the establishment of the Blue Economy CRC. With this in mind, the theme embraces the innovative technologies, capabilities and skills needed to achieve economic, environmental and social sustainability of our oceans. It features insights and inquiries into workable solutions that generate healthy oceans, healthy economies and healthy communities.
A teaching resource book is available for foundation through to year 10 students and includes lesson plans, cases studies, activity ideas and links to resources for students.
Further information and resources.
The free Early Childhood Activities booklet features case studies of successful events as well as detailed instructions for other activities suitable for running in early childhood centres, playgroups or at home.