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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.


Year 7 Biodiversity Competition

Calling all Year 7 Students in Queensland! Have your say on Queensland’s biodiversity and you could win a Go Pro action camera and a day with Network Ten’s “Totally Wild” crew!

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What did you and your students do for National Science Week?

National Science Week is over for another year and there was record participation numbers across the country.

ASTA would like to get a 'snapshot' of what Australian schools did to celebrate National Science Week August 15-23, 2015. If your school organised or participated in any activities or events during National Science Week ASTA would like to know.

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Enviroweek Aug 30- Sep 5

Enviroweek is an opportunity for young Australians to undertake real-world actions in their personal lives and in their school, whilst contributing to a prosperous, sustainable and socially just community. Furthermore, they can develop their scientific skills through practical activities and also go in the running to win some cool prizes!

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DanScience Festival

An evening of drinks, canapés, networking and films including DANscienCE Festival poster girl Jody Sperling's Ice Floe (USA/Arctic), Kim Vincs' The Crack up (Australia), Shoban Jeyasingh's IN Flagrante (UK) and a special showing of Huang Yi and Kuka's a duet of human and robot (Taiwan).

When: 8pm, Saturday, 22 August
Where: QUT Gardens Theatre, Gardens Point, Brisbane
Tickets available here.

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Scientific Artists in Residence

Join in a unique opportunity to meet and mingle with Queensland's Scientific Artists.

When: 5:30pm-7:30pm
Ecosciences Precinct, Dutton Park

Please read the flyer for more information.

Flyer for Artists in Residence


New teaching resource increases the scope of sexual reproduction education

The Fertility and Assisted Reproduction: Teaching Module expands the remit of sexuality education in schools. Inclusion of information about donor conception and ART is a response to the changing landscape of schools; in particular that many children in schools have been conceived as a result of ART.

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Earth, Pluto, Moon & Charon to scale

Thank you to Paul Floyd's Astronomy and Space Website for sharing an image depicting the Earth, Pluto, the Moon and Charon to scale.
It is released under a creative commons licence, so it is free to reproduce it in it's entirety for non-commercial purposes.

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Call for Early Career Secondary Teachers

Expressions of Interest are sought from Early Career secondary Science and/or Maths Teachers, who would like to be mentored by experienced and committed Science and Maths teachers.

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Big History: Professional Development & Information Day

Big History is an interdisciplinary study of change over time. The Big History Institute and Big History Project are offering a Professional Development and Information Day in 2015 as part of the program to support current and future teachers of Big History. The event is on Saturday, 5 Sept, free of charge.

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Competition: Write a science haiku about the science of light

Write a haiku poem to reflect the National Science Week theme “Making waves – the science of light”, which ties into the UNESCO International Year of Light and Light technologies.

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