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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.


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 …


Disney's Tomorrowland - win a double pass

We have ten double passes to be won to see Disney's Tomorrowland. It will be in cinemas, May 28. They are studio tickets, which means they are valid at all participating cinemas across Australia for the duration of the film's season on screen. To enter the competition, simply tell us what is your favourite science fiction movie/book and why. Enter here.

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National Youth Science Forum 2016

The National Youth Science Forum is currently taking applications from 11 year science students who are considering going on to study STEM areas at a tertiary level. Students who are interested now have three weeks to submit their Expression of Interest online - applications close 31 May 2015 for the January 2016 program.

Students who are achieving good marks, and have a broad range of interests are encouraged to apply for this national program that seeks to expose young people to the wide range of study and career options available to them if they continue their science studies. They can watch this video and get further information at


Japanese Science Teachers' Exchange

The ASTA-Japan Science Teachers Exchange allows up to four Australian Primary or Secondary science teachers to travel to Japan to observe Japanese science lessons, teach Japanese students (through an interpreter) and engage in discussions on science education with Japanese educators from a diverse range of schools.

Primary and Secondary teachers of science, irrespective of school sector, are encouraged to apply for the Exchange.

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