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National Science Week is an opportunity to include First Nations perspectives.

It’s Australia’s annual celebration of science and technology. National Science Week encourages younger generations to be fascinated by the world we live in.

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This year’s school theme, Food: Different by design, aligns with the United Nations International Year of Fruits and Vegetables and the International Year of Creative Economy for Sustainable Development. Here’s a selection of science resources filled with activities, lesson plans and assessment ideas covering food and sustainability.

Science Week Australians Together Curriculum Resources
 

Y7 Biological Sciences

Indigenous classification and understanding food webs

ACSSU111, ACSSU112, ACSHE119, ACSHE223, ACSHE121, ACSIS125
 

Y9 Science

Protecting Australian ecosystems

ACSSU176, ACSHE157, ACSHE160, ACSIS164, ACSIS170
 

 

 

Foundation Science & HASS

Caring for Country: how Indigenous scientific observation and cultural practices support ecosystems

ACSHE013, ACHASSK016
 

Y3 Science & Design and Tech

Scientific knowledge helps people develop effective and sustainable products

ACSSU046, ACSHE051, ACTDEP014
 

Y5 Science & HASS

Sustainable solutions: how Indigenous knowledge can lead to better land and water management in Australia

ACSHE083, ACHASSK120, ACHASSK112
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Here are ways you can get involved:

Download the National Science Week First Nations perspectives teaching resource book.

 Display the National Science Week poster in your classroom or science lab.

Hold a Science Week event at your school.

Discover science projects you can try at home.

National Science Week 2021 Ideas

Science Week Activities and Ideas


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