Science Week

Science Week

Just when you thought the excitement was soon to be over…..Olympics finished, Book Parade ticked off…. the STEAM team brings you National Science Week in Week 6. National Science Week is Australia’s annual celebration of science and technology.

The school theme for National Science Week 2021 is Food: Different by Design. It honours the United Nations International Year of Fruits and Vegetables and the International Year of Creative Economy for Sustainable Development. Time for More in Week 6 will feature a recipe a day designed to get families talking about food production. 

Click here to download the Food Different by Design Teacher Book

Events for families – across Australia there are a wide range of free events designed to engage primary students in Science. Here are our top picks for Prep students and their families to enjoy together; be sure to book quickly via the links. 


Aboriginal Astronomy lesson

Y3-6 Storytelling workshop with the authors of ‘Aussie Stem Stars’

  • Date: Tuesday 17th August                               
  • Time: 4:40-5:30pm
  • Booking:
  • Join award-winning authors Claire Saxby and Emily Gale as they showcase the book series and describe what it’s like writing the biographies of STEM superstars.
  • The STEM stars themselves will then challenge you with a range of exciting STEM-based activities for children to problem-solve, design and get creative with.


PK – Simultaneous morning tea — Inspiring children to explore and discover food 


Family Conservation workshop with Taronga Zoo

  • Date: Saturday 21 August
  • Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm    
  • Booking: 
  • Workshop provided free by Science Teachers Association of NSW, register at the booking link
  • Come explore the advancements in animal conservation and join in some fun interactive activities designed to explore the skill of thinking scientifically. 

Building the Universe – Brick by Bricks                                 

Date: Saturday 21 August

  • Time: 2:00-3:30pm
  • Booking:    Register using the ”Online: Mission Control” ticket for Zoom access
  • Build a model of the Universe as it grew from the Big Bang to today, using LEGO!  See how matter evolved over billions of years,
  • Starting with the fundamental particles, represented by LEGO bricks, you will build up more complicated structures recreating the cooling of the Universe and fusion in Stars.

Liquid Nitrogen Show 

  • Date: Saturday 21 August
  • Time: 3:00-4:00pm
  • Booking:
  • Science show provided free by the Australian Museum and Royal Botanic Gardens
  • Scientific demonstrations using liquid nitrogen in this ‘super cool’ online science show. Find out how solids, liquids and gases change when rapidly heated and cooled through a series of experiments.

Fiona Evans and Jessica Newton | STEAM Teachers

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