National Science Week 2021
National Science Week is Australia’s annual celebration of science and technology. Running from the 12- 22 of August this year, it features more than 1000 events around Australia, including those delivered by universities, schools, research institutions, libraries, museums, and science centres.
This years National Science Week theme is Food: Different by Design which covers a broad range of areas in food production and sustainable agriculture. This theme encourages children to explore topics such as biosecurity, food technology and laboratory-developed foods.
Whether you are interested in the theme or love other aspects of science, there are so many ways you and your little one can learn about science through hands on activities.
Read and Learn
We have included some of our favourite science related reads in here. A good story can help engage a child in a topic they might steer away from in a different format. If you read any of these, let us know what you think!
Don’t forget to follow us on social media to see some fun experiments to try out at school or at home! Follow us on Facebook and Instagram.
Thank you to Dymocks Children’s Charities for donating these terrific books to our resource library for volunteers to borrow.
Find an Event
National Science Week hosts activities throughout the country, online and in person. You can join most of these for free! See what is happening at a location near you here: www.scienceweek.net.au/find-events/