The Academy is committed to promoting science education, both as a contribution to informed citizenship and to encourage young people to prepare themselves for careers based on science and technology. To this end, we have contributed to the formulation of policy for science education and prepared teaching resources for all levels of school science. The following is an overview of our current activities.
An innovative and exciting new initiative linking the teaching of science with the teaching of literacy in Australian primary schools.
Science by Doing
An innovative program to increase engagement of secondary school students in their studies of science.
Nova: Science in the news
Provides accurate and up-to-date information on scientific, mathematical, health and environmental issues in the news.
Interviews with Australian scientists
Transcripts of interviews with outstanding Australian scientists with accompanying teachers notes.
A science program for the seven years of primary school. Based on an enquiry approach, students work in teams to carry out hands-on activities.
Good science books for children
An annotated list of select titles for ages 3-12.
Back to basics
Provides an excellent introduction to basic science concepts.
A celebration of recent Australian Nobel Prize-winning research.
Highlights from 50 years of Australian science.