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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.


Selby Fellowship Public Lecture and networking event

Senior science teachers and Year 11 and 12 students are invited to a networking event with international astronomer and current Australian Academy of Science Selby Fellow - Professor Ray Jayawardhana - prior to his free public lecture at UQ.

Date: Thursday 30th July at 4:30-5:30 pm
Venue: Learning Innovation Building (LIB), Building 17 room 202A
Afternoon tea will be available

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Classroom resources for National Science Week

Need some inspiration for National Science Week? Check out the web-based digital resource book 'Making waves: the science of light'. It is jam-packed with lesson ideas for years F-10 and all are directly linked to the Australian Curriculum: Science.

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Have your say on making Australia a Science Nation

Prof Ian Chubb

"The Australian Government wants ideas and feedback from industry, the research and education sectors and the wider community on a long term strategy for boosting Australia’s capability in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)."

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Free trip to Fiji for Year 9 students to win

If you teach science to Year 9 students, they could research and submit proposals for a reliable renewable energy supply for a remote Fijian medical centre and be on their way to Fiji. Investigate hydro, solar thermal and other renewable sources of power as part of the Year 9 science electricity unit in the Australian Curriculum.

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Science in Practice - Draft Subject Area Syllabus

The draft SAS documents are available to assist schools in planning for implementation with Year 11 students in 2016.

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Fully funded Earth Science trip - Applications close Thursday!

Calling for up to 5 teachers of Earth Science to take up this fully funded amazing opportunity.

The trip is on September 12-14 but you must get your email of interest in by COB June 25 so hurry, hurry, hurry!

TESEP are funding 5 teachers from each state to attend the Teachers Day of the AAPG ICE Conference in Melbourne and an associated 2 day field trip to Cape Liptrap led by expert geologists and incorporating multiple PD opportunities.

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Pivotal Youth Symposium

The Pivotal Youth Symposium is all about how spatial information technology (gathering, analysing and relaying information specific to location) is shaping our world, as well as creating new and influencing existing careers for the 21st century. The Symposium is running in parallel with the inaugural 2015 Pivotal International Executive Summit from 29-30 June.

This is open to students and teachers.

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STEM Quiz Night

Get together a table of your colleagues and friends and come along to the Toowong Bowls Club on Thursday, 6 August for the STEM Quiz Night. It is hosted by STAQ, Qld Association of Maths Teachers and Engineers Australia.

When: Thursday 6 August 6.30pm – 9.30pm
Where: TOOWONG BOWLS CLUB 59 Gailey Road Taringa
How much: $80 for a table [team of 6 to 8 people]
Food and drinks can be purchased from the Toowong bowls club

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The Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society (AMOS) Education and Outreach Day

This will be held on Thursday 16th July, 2015 to foster discussions and networking opportunities between scientists, academics and teachers.

This annual conference attracts over 300 scientists from around Australia and overseas to present the latest research in meteorology, oceanography and climate science.

Teachers can attend keynote addresses, plenaries and various scientific sessions throughout the day to get their finger on the pulse of current research. This is a rare opportunity for Queensland teachers to engage with climate scientists from across Australia right here in Brisbane!

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Queensland Science Teacher - May 2015 Edition

Are you a member? Have you read the most recent edition of our journal, the Queensland Science Teacher? Read the journal online by logging in to the Members' Area. Read more …