National Science Week Starts On 15th August

By August 14, 2020

National Science Week is Australia’s yearly celebration of science and technology and is held on 15th August to the 23rd August

This year the theme is ‘Deep Blue: innovation for the future of our oceans’. Australia’s vast oceans are at the heart of the energy, food and economic future of our country. Their value to all Australians is matched only by the enormous economic and environmental wealth afforded us by this national asset.

This celebration of science is an opportunity to acknowledge the contributions of Australian scientists to the world of knowledge. It also aims to encourage a wider interest in science pursuits and to encourage young people to be fascinated by the world.

How to Get Involved:

  • Have a science dress-up day, providing families with ideas related to the children’s current interests. For example, dressing as an animal that comes from an egg (butterfly, spider, bird, dinosaur, fish); or wearing shapes or colours related to the weather (rainbows, clouds, rain, sunlight).
  • Invite children to do a simple science activity at home with their families. For example, mix vinegar and sodium bicarbonate from the kitchen cupboard, or look at the phases of the Moon.
  • Decorate your space with science-related images and invite children to explore.
  • Explore objects and hands-on activities related to science.
  • Include a science and nature area within the room environment for children to explore.
  • Embed weekly science experiences into the program.

National Science Week provides an opportunity to acknowledge the contributions of Australian scientists to the world of knowledge. It also aims to encourage an interest in science pursuits among the general public and to encourage younger people to be fascinated by the world we live in.

For more information and details: National Science Week

Reference: 
National Science Week 15th to 23rd August, Aussie Childcare Network