Bring SCIENCE WEEK into your school

Science week grants

Did you know that there are grants available to run science week events?

How to apply

2015 schools theme

The schools theme for National Science Week 2015 is Making waves – the science of light, based on the International Year of Light.

2015 school grants

Applications for schools to apply for a grant to hold a National Science Week event in 2015 will open from 2 March. More infomation.

Get involved

There are a variety of ways you can get your students, class, year level, school and community involved in National Science Week.

Your participation can be as simple as a display in the school library, or as complex as a whole-school science fair. A National Science Week event should:

  • be fun for the participants
  • be focused on quality science outcomes
  • be supportive of your science curriculum
  • encourage the participants to want to try more science
  • raise the general profile of science within the community

On this page you'll find ideas for help with event ideas and running a school event.Once you've organised your event, ensure that you register it in our event diary. Need more help? Contact your local representative from the Australian Science Teachers Association.


These documents will assist you in organising, promoting and running your National Science Week event. Note that you may need PDF reader, word processing or spreadsheet software to use them.