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 and resources

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

Science resource eBook and poster

natsciwk_poster_2015The Making waves: the science of light resource online eBook is now available.

The book was prepared  by the Australian Science Teachers Association (ASTA) teacher and contains an abbreviated curriculum map of the Australian Curriculum: Science covering years F-10. This has then been used to develop a curriculum map of light topics addressing most content descriptions from the Science Understanding and Science as a Human Endeavour sub-strands.

A topic from each year has been chosen and a full lesson plan has been developed around that topic.

The book is available as an online eBook or as a 88 page PDF PDF (12 MB) that can be printed.

The National Science Week theme poster for 2015 has been sent to all schools and is also available to download (PDF, 3.3 MB).

2015 school grants

Congratulations to the 263 schools that have been successful in receiving grants of up to $500 to help them conduct a range and variety of science activities during National Science Week. 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.

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.