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National Science Week 10-18 August

Schools across Australia will focus on the fun of science in National Science Week with a particular emphasis on the 50th anniversary of the moon landing.

Female science teacher and a male student in a science classroom.

National Science Week is Australia’s annual celebration of science and technology.

This year’s theme, ‘Destination Moon: more missions, more science’ encourages students and teachers to investigate how current and past space missions have solved real-world problems using science, technology, engineering and mathematics to find solutions.

Here’s just a few of the activities planned by our schools:

  • Students at Carlton South Public School will arrive at school to discover a meteorite has landed in the playground. Activities for this ‘Meteowrite’ day will focus on investigations, measurements and weather patterns that may have impacted on this unusual event.
  • Out of this world science day at EA Southee Public School, where Cootamundra High School students will work with students in Years 5 and 6 on science challenges.
  • Simultaneous STEM challenge across all year levels at Yagoona Public School on the study of space, which will coincide with the opening of the school’s Maker Space Lab and the annual science fair.
  • Young High School will run a Great Mouse Trap Car Challenge where all students will be invited to design, build and race a mouse-trap car.

Find out more about National Science Week.

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