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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.


2014 Science Eureka Prize (Students) – entries closing soon!

Calling all primary and secondary students!

Last chance to enter your short film on any science topic for the chance to win cash prizes and fame. See the Australian Museum Eureka Prizes website for more information and watch past winning entries.

Hurry – entries close 7pm AEST Friday 2 May 2014.

Don't forget, entries to the Eureka Prize can also be entered in to the Queensland Science Contest in the Communicating Science category!


QCT Excellence in Teaching Awards 2014

We have many engaged and enthusiastic science teachers in STAQ and we would love to have their hard work recognised with some awards. Do you know an inspiring science teacher? Perhaps you would consider nominating them for the Queensland College of Teachers Excellence in Teaching Awards?

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Testing the theory: taking Einstein to primary schools

By David Blair, University of Western Australia

School students today are taught physics based on obsolete theories and outmoded ways of thinking. Instead of the truth, most learn a naive simplification - the 300 year-old Newtonian physics, itself based on disproved 2,300 year-old Euclidean geometry.

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Science is Primary! Photos

Check out our Science is Primary Conference photos! Do you have any to add to our collection? We'd love to hear from you. Please email us.


Free tickets for 2 members to Michio Kaku's presentation in Brisbane

Dr. Michio Kaku - one of the co-creators of string theory and a renowned theoretical physicist - will present in Brisbane on Thursday, 5 June at 6:30pm at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre.

We have two tickets, valued from $49, to give away to members.

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Why Science Demonstrations?

This film follows UK science teacher Alom Shaha, known for his work on the Why Science? Project, as he goes on a journey to explore the use of demonstrations in science teaching. The film tells an interesting story and is primarily intended to encourage secondary science teachers to think about how and why they use demonstrations in their teaching. We hope that it will stimulate discussion amongst science teachers and others with an interest in science education about what constitutes 'best practice' with demonstrations.

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Prime Minister's Prizes for Science - Nominate Now

The Minister for Industry, Ian Macfarlane, has announced this morning that the 2014 Prime Minister's Prizes for Science are now open for nomination.

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Extra Support for Senior Maths and Science Assessment

Workshops on Senior Maths and Science assessment will be held by QSA state-wide in Term 2. This follows revisions to assessment requirements in particular senior science and mathematics syllabuses. QSA has produced a memo about the revisions and it also includes dates for the upcoming workshops. Click here to read more ...


Extra funding and bigger grants for National Science Week activities

Are you conducting an activity in National Science Week 2014 related to the theme: 'Food for our future – Science feeding the world’? The Grain Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) are offering grants of up to $700 for schools

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2014 National Conference in Adelaide - CONASTA 63

When: Sunday, July 6, 2014 - Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Where: University of Adelaide North Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia 5005 Australia

The Australian Science Teachers Association and the South Australian Science Teachers Association are proud to present the 63rd CONASTA Conference for science educators.

CONASTA 63 will feature distinguished Keynote speakers including the Chief Scientist of Australia Ian Chubb, AC, the 2011 Nobel Laureate in Physics Professor Brian Schmidt AC FRS, 2011 PM’s Award winner for University Teacher of the Year Professor Roy Tasker, and Professor Tanya Monro, a Prime Minister’s Prize winner in Physical Sciences and South Australian Scientist of the Year.

We hope you will join the 400+ Primary and Secondary Science teachers and school science technicians at CONASTA 63: The Human Faces of Science.

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