Congratulations to these 11 recipients of grants for their National Science Week events in Queensland.
Alan Alan Alan’s Guide to Life (Science)
A series of light-hearted, animated storytime videos that focus on areas of science not normally presented to the public. The videos will connect with high school aged people, and intend to advertise these videos on platforms they use to reach them. Presenting science in this way will make science feel more human and show young people that science isn’t just for the Sheldon Coopers of the world. Using online platforms ensures that anyone can access these videos, irrespective of location, venue size or COVID restrictions.
Science Right Now
Science meets Arts online courses
Science Write Now is an online magazine, podcast, and forthcoming online learning studio that promotes and facilitates creative writing about science. We connect artists and writers with science/scientists to broaden science writing into forms like fiction, poetry, and memoir that engage and cultivate empathy in readers who don’t read science. Science Write Now will host four new science/art/writing courses on the Science Week theme of glass across the week.
Worongary State School
UNEARTHED Gold Coast
Unearth your interest in STEM and join us for an action-packed program of activities and demonstrations for the whole family. From Minecraft and interactive digital technologies to creative spaces, UNEARTHED will offer a range of STEM experiences and presentations to suit all ages, from the young to the young at heart.
Yarrabilba State Secondary College
STEM Discovery Night
A free science and technology night designed to showcase the wonders of science, technology and human innovation. The aim is to engage the public in all things STEM. From a family trivia night, to mirror mazes, laser tag, laser cutter demonstrations, local glass making classes, STEM investigation rooms, local elder workshops, star gazing and much more. The purpose is to highlight our strong STEAM and young entrepreneurial program at our school and get our name out there, while inspiring young people to pursue an interest in the STEM fields.
Kalkie State School
Kalkie Science Week Event
This event brings STEM outside into our school gardens and help students and teachers to see science everywhere. Using the theme glass, this event will bring art and health into the equation – using the vehicle of healthy food options, glass mosaics will be created collaboratively for display in the gardens. An outdoor laboratory will allow students to examine the secret life of plants more closely (using microscopes and magnifying glasses) and watch a demonstration of food preservation using traditional ‘canning’ techniques in glass jars. Participants will apply future thinking to a familiar place, using the lens of STEM.
Genomic Institute, Metro North Health
Virtual Genetics and Genomics Roadshow
The Genomic Institute will run a Virtual Genetics and Genomics Roadshow aimed at Year 11 and Year 12 science students from around Queensland. These live sessions will feature talks delivered by distinguished healthcare professionals and scientists’ to speak on topics related to genetics and genomics, technology advances, genetic research in QLD and career options. These free interactive sessions will spark interest and engage students in genetics research, and how it impacts disease diagnosis, management and treatment and also expose students to the different career pathways that can be pursued in the field of genetics and genomics.
Cairns Children’s Museum
Every child has an amazing ability to dream and think on a completely different level from adults. They view the world in a unique way.
Children’s museums exist in both large and small cities across the world. They allow for children and families to spend time together, exploring new and exciting real-world concepts and ideas. These museums offer children opportunities to experience learning, particularly in subjects that may be seen as scary/challenging, in ways that are fun and engaging. Operation STEAM is the next step in bringing quality science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics activities that are readily available in capital cities to children and families in Far North Queensland.
Goodna Special School
Goodna Special School is a P-12 School with over 210 students who engage in the Australian Curriculum and celebrate National Science Week every year. This year, the school will hold a week-long activity where classes can book a Maker Space for students to work on their creations over a number of sessions.
Open Heart Learning
Humanity HQ – Science celebration
The Open Heart Learning Centre is a new community hub in Caloundra, aiming to connect families in the community and in particular, those families with home schooling students. This event will connect families and the community and will expose home schooling students to hands-on science in a way that they have not yet experienced. It provides opportunities to both home schooling, and non-home schooling students to connect through science.
Southern Cross College
National Science Week Activities
A QandA session will bring past students of the school who are scientists or who work in science-related areas to talk about their careers in STEM.
An electron microscope will stimulate the primary pupils’ interest in science, and also allow the senior science students to see how they may be able to apply by gathering data through the use of the electron microscope into an assignment. The microscope will also provide opportunities for the Year 8 students to extend their learning on microscopy.
Vale View Primary School
Design thinking is a powerful skill to ensure our children are successful in the workforce of tomorrow and yet many parents, teachers and students still do not know what it is. This event aims to help everyone in the community understand why it’s so important through a highly engaging activity involving 3D modeling and 3D printing technology.
All members of the community, young or old can participate and learn together utilising the amazingly accessible, fun and engaging, Makers Empire 3D modeling software. Girls are under represented in STEM careers and this program targets that group