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Primary Connections: Linking science with literacy

An innovative approach to teaching and learning, which aims to enhance primary school teachers’ confidence and competence for teaching science.

A program of the Australian Academy of Science supported by the Australian Government Department of Education, Primary Connections focuses on developing students’ knowledge, understanding and skills in both science and literacy.

Science by Doing

An innovative program that aims to increase engagement of secondary school students in their studies of science.

Science by Doing's purpose is to improve science learning by engaging secondary students through an inquiry-based approach, and supporting school-based science teaching teams that acknowledge and build upon teacher expertise.

Nova: science for curious minds

Provides accurate and up-to-date information on a wide range of scientific issues.

Nova is the Academy’s outreach website for a general audience. It is beautiful to look at, engaging, user friendly and accessible to people of all abilities. But above all it is accurate, topical and relevant to anyone with an interest in how science and the modern world intersect.

Nova is reviewed by Australia’s top scientists. Its range of topics is expanding and new features are being developed. Are you curious?

Interviews with Australian scientists

Transcripts of interviews with outstanding Australian scientists with accompanying teachers' notes.

The Academy established the Interviews with Australian Scientists program in 1993. In the interviews they talk about their early life, development of interest in science, mentors, research work, and other aspects of their careers.

Transcripts of the interviews and accompanying teachers notes are available online. Copies of the DVDs may be purchased from the Academy for $15 each including GST, postage and handling. 

Nobel Australians

2011 Nobel Prize in Physics
Professor Brian Schmidt AC FAA FRS, along with two American researchers, Professors Saul Perlmutter and Adam Riess, won the prize for the discovery that the expansion of the Universe is accelerating.