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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.


2015 Coles Junior Landcare Garden Grants

The Coles Junior Landcare Garden Grants program is offering funding of up to $1,000 to schools and youth groups to help create gardens in their grounds and communities.

Applications close: 27 March 2015 (5.00pm)

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International Science School 2015


International Science School 2015 (ISS2015) is scheduled on 28 June to 11 July 2015 in Sydney with the theme BIG — Big experiments, BIG discoveries, BIG ideas. The brightest and most science-mad students from all over Australia are encouraged to apply for two weeks you will never forget. Students will also be joined by top students from eight other countries.

There will be nspiring talks by world-leading scientists. Tons of hands-on, brain-expanding activities and new friendships across the globe. Full scholarships cover all costs, including travel, accommodation, meals & activities — in other words, IT'S FREE!

To read more and apply, click here.


Science Bootcamps in Brisbane in April

CSIRO is now taking bookings for its April science bootcamps in Brisbane!

Spend two days exploring Advanced Manufacturing with CSIRO. See CSIRO labs and testing facilities, meet and chat with research scientists, explore the world of nano-technology and video conference with our bootcamp in other states at different CSIRO sites.

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Nominate for the Prime Minister's Prizes for Science Teaching

The 2015 Prime Minister's Prizes for Science are now open for nomination.

Stage 1 nominations CLOSE - 5.00pm (Canberra Time), Thursday, 26 March 2015.

Please encourage, outstanding science teachers in primary and secondary schools to nominate.

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Bush Blitz TeachLive Applications Open 2015

Once again, the Australian Science Teachers Association and Earthwatch Australia are joining with the Australian government to offer a group of teachers the unique professional development opportunity to actively participate in a Bush Blitz survey.


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RACI Crystal Growing Competition, Term 2

Have your students ever tried to grow crystals?

Here is an opportunity for students to take part in a scientific competition. The competition runs from 20th April to 26th June.

More information is available from the RACI website.

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2015 National Science Week Grants - APPLY NOW

National Science Week 2015 15-23 August.
2015 school theme: Making waves: the science of light

Grants up to $500 are available to all schools (preschool through to senior secondary) in Australia to help them conduct science activities/events during National Science Week.

Applications close 24 April 2015.

For more information on the school grants and to fill in the online application form click here.


Science is Primary 2015: Complete Program Available

Primary teachers, join us on Saturday, 21 March at St Stephen's school, Algester.

To find out more and register, click here.


Earth Hour Schools Day is on Friday March 27th

Earth Hour is one of Australia’s biggest home-grown success stories: an hour for the Earth that has grown into the world’s largest mass participation event for the planet. This year, Earth Hour 2015 is shining a spotlight on climate change’s impact on farming and food.

Earth Hour Schools Day is on Friday March 27th and doesn’t have to be an extra-curricular activity! Earth Hour Australia has partnered with award winning not-for-profit Cool Australia to create free to access lesson plans, digital worksheets, smartboard activities and a host of other fun resources to teach lessons that will last a lifetime. All the curriculum toolkit resources are mapped to the Australian Curriculum and provide real-world learning opportunity for students.

Check out the learning resources:
Early Learning

Teachers can register their school and Earth Hour events here.


Student Winners of BHP Billiton Science & Engineering Awards

This year we are proud to have two Queenslanders in the list of winners of the BHP Billiton Science & Engineering Awards. The Queensland winners were:

Jackson Huang - 1st in the investigations category

Benjamin Grace - 3rd in the investigations category

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