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The Science Teachers' Association of Queensland is the professional association of teachers of science in Queensland. As a non-profit organisation we rely on funding from our membership, professional development conferences, and the generosity of sponsors in order to co-ordinate activities that support science education, teachers of science and students. Find out more about STAQ here.


Science Contest Judging Tomorrow

Will you be dropping off your entry tonight or tomorrow morning? Click here for important information about where and when to drop it off.

Are you a teacher and interested in finding out more about the Contest? Why not come along tomorrow and help with the judging?
Room 241, Building 47A
Staff Road
The University of Queensland St Lucia Campus
between the hours of 9am - 2pm, Saturday 13th September 2014.

Please let us know if you are interested by email: or phone 0430731120.


Agriculture teachers - Learn current research

Teachers are invited to register along with scientists and other professionals for the '2014 Winter Cereal Research Field Day' program for Wednesday, 1 October at Gatton. Find more details here.


Northrop Grumman Announces Australian Science Teachers Project: Supporting STEM Educators

Northrop Grumman will provide sponsorship of A$45,000 as part of ASTA’s Australian School Science Information Support for Teachers and Technicians (ASSIST) program. The Northrop Grumman Science Teachers Project will support the professional development of Australian teachers in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) subject areas over the next 12 months.

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National Science Week School Reports

We would like to get a 'snapshot' of what Australian schools did to celebrate National Science Week August 16-24, 2014. If your school organised or participated in any activities or events during National Science Week ASTA would like to know. If you are able to complete the survey by Monday 22 September, you will go into the draw to WIN a full 3 day registration (valued at over $500) to the Australian Science Teachers Association's national conference, CONASTA 64, in Perth 5-9 July 2015.

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Online Modules on Science Inquiry for teachers

Focussing on Science Inquiry Skills, Inquiry in the Science Classroom is aligned to the Australian Curriculum: Science, and provides teachers with strategies to integrate science inquiry teaching effectively with students. Through classroom scenarios and examples, the course takes teachers through the different levels and phases of Scientific Inquiry, and builds teachers’ understanding of how to prepare themselves and their students for success.

Read more here.


Prof Chubb releases recommendations for science strategy

On 2 September, Professor Chubb released his recommendations for a strategic approach to science and its related fields. The document can be downloaded here.

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Public symposium with Chief Scientist live streamed on 2nd September

On Tuesday 2 September The Conversation and the Office of the Chief Scientist are hosting a public symposium at Parliament House on the role of science in addressing the challenges of the future.

You are invited to participate and join the discussion via live-stream, which will be accessible on Tuesday from 11.30-12.45am here.

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Qld Science Contest Entries due soon!

We hope you are working on your entries for the Queensland Science Contest, now in its 61st year! Entries are being judged on the 13th September so we hope you've started your projects. Entries will need to be registered with payment (just $5 per entry) by Monday, 8th September.

For more information, click here.


NATA's Young Scientist of the Year Awards

This is a competition for students to investigate how energy impacts on our lives. There is a written and visual element to the competition. You can find out more about it here.

To find out about other student competitions, click here.


STAQ Year 7 Science Webinar Series begins 26 August

We begin with exploring the chemistry of mixtures and solutions and how the important concepts are developed before, during and after Year 7.

For more information, click here.