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

2014 Schools theme

The schools theme for National Science Week 2014 is Food for our future: Science feeding the world. The theme was inspired by the International Year for Family Farming and can include topics like food security, agricultural sustainability and innovation. The resource book supports teahcers with lesson plans based on the theme.

School grants

There are 252 schools who received a grant for their National Science Week activity in 2014. See the ASTA website for more details.

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.

HELPFUL TEMPLATES

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.