Learn more about coral reef ecology, reef health and the importance of reef conservation. Receive tools and knowledge to engage your students in a global reef monitoring program.
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.
Are you interested in presenting at the STAQ Senior Science Conference on 28 November?
Expressions of Interest are now open. To read more click here.
Glenda Hoffman won two tickets, courtesy of QUT, to see Michio Kaku at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre on the 11 June. To win, she shared her experience in the "Sharing Practice" section of the STAQ Journal, the Queensland Science Teacher (QST). You can read what other teachers shared in this section of the journal. Also, contributing to this section for the next journal will give you a chance to win tickets to the MythBusters show in August.
The Mythbusters will be in Brisbane on the 30th August. For your chance to win two tickets, just choose to "like" our Facebook page \staqld and then share a science joke. For more information, Enter to win!
The Qld branch of the Association of Science Communicators will host this event at QUT. There will be an opportunity for networking and drinks while being one of the first to explore the interactive periodic table at The Cube, QUT Gardens Point Campus. The event will be held on Thursday, 26 June from 5:30 - 7:30pm. For more information, click here.
There is a focus on ensuring that primary school teachers are well supported with innovative and meaningful tools and resources. Consequently, we seek the support of primary teaching staff to participate in a survey that aims to clearly determine their current needs as well as test their reactions to some new concepts. ASTA is conducting this survey with support from the Office of the Chief Scientist. It is endorsed by the Australian Primary Principals Association.
The Junior Secondary Science Series of webinars will commence with the first session of Course One on Monday, 25 August 2014 at 4pm. Course One will focus on Year 7 science in the Australian Curriculum. Course participants will learn about common misconceptions, watch an example investigation and receive resources. In Course One, the topic of the first session is Chemistry: mixtures, including solutions and separation techniques.
For more information, click here.
In 2016, STAQ will be hosting the national science teacher's conference - CONASTA in Brisbane and we need your help.
We are looking to establish a steering committee this October, to begin working on the organisation and running of the conference. If you are keen to be part of the steering committee then we would love to hear from you.
Please contact Gaynor at the STAQ office to express your interest or if you have any questions.
Thank you for helping us to build a better STAQ!
Monday 18 August to Saturday 23 August 2014
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre is hosting a new science festival: Everyday Einstein for National Science Week. There are events and activities for all age groups.
Bookings are essential. For more information click here.