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.
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 farlabs.edu.au.
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.
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.
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
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: email@example.com or phone 0430731120.
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.
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.
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.