Students to seek solutions to future challenges

April 20, 2017
Image courtesy of ASTA.

How will we provide enough food, water and energy for the 9.7 billion people living on Earth in 2050? This will be one of the questions to challenge school students in National Science Week this August, thanks to a new sustainability science resource by the Australian Science Teachers Association (ASTA).

Filled with fun and engaging experiments, ASTA’s ‘book of ideas’ is based on the global initiative Future Earth. The resource highlights positive actions that can lead to a more sustainable future.

The educational resource follows the Academy’s launch of the Australian chapter of Future Earth.

The global Future Earth program is the largest ever international research and development collaboration focused on long-term sustainability solutions for the planet and human society.

ASTA based this year’s theme for schools on this global initiative to engage teachers and their students in sustainability science in Australia and the surrounding region.

Teachers of students in years Foundation to 10 can use the new materials to stimulate, support and inspire their National Science Week activities.

Download the new resource on ASTA’s website

More about Future Earth Australia

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