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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.


A/Prof Bryan Fry - Venom Specialist

A/Prof Bryan Fry researches venom and venomous animals for a living. He describes it as a dream come true. He will be a keynote speaker at the Senior Science Conference on Friday, 28 November at QUT Gardens Point.

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2014 STAQ AGM Notice

Please be advised that the Annual General Meeting of the Science Teachers' Association of Queensland is scheduled for Tuesday 21 October at 5:30pm in Room 502, School of Education UQ, St Lucia 4072.

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FARLabs: A Free Teaching Resource from the Dept Education

Having trouble enthusing your students about Einstein’s Photoelectric Effect? The latest FARLabs activity is a prepackaged experiment exploring whether light is a particle or a wave. You and your students can control real equipment (using a video feed) and stream live data to find out. FARLabs (Freely-accessible remote laboratories) is a free service developed by three Australian universities and sponsored by the Department of Education.

Register today at

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Applications open - National Science Teachers Summer School

Inspiring a lasting interest in science in our students is an uphill battle - one that teachers are better equipped for when they have seen the real-world applications of science themselves.

The National Science Teachers Summer School (11-17 January, 2015) is about building a bridge between what you teach your students and the vast world of scientific practice that knowledge can be applied to. APPLICATIONS CLOSE 24 OCTOBER. Click here for details on how to apply.

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Follow the STAQ Teachers in Japan

Follow the adventures of two of our STAQ teachers and other science teachers from around Australia as they travel in Japan with the ASTA-Japan Science Teachers exchange. To read the blog, click here.

Applications for next year will open soon.


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.

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