School Grant Program in South Australia

Applications for the 2018 National Science Week School Grants are now closed

With the support of the Australian Government, the Australian Science Teachers Association (ASTA) provides grants for school-initiated National Science Week activities.

The school grant program is intended to contribute to the running of a National Science Week activity or event in a school. Preschools, primary schools and secondary schools are encouraged to apply for up to $500 to assist in producing any science activity or event during National Science Week. A total of $90 000 is available each year.

Successful projects are incredibly varied: some involve just a class, others the whole school and sometimes even neighbouring schools and the wider community.

Applicants are encouraged to focus on how science, engineering, technology and mathematics influence our lives, our economy, our society and our world.

The following SA schools received grants for National Science Week 2018:

All Saints Primary School

A Science Fair of activities.

Avenues College

STEMlympics for Years 8 to 10

Cardijn College

Use SolarBuddy kits to investigate solar panels.

Clovelly Park Primary School

United by Science – Year 6/7 students will lead Science stations set up in the gym. These older students will have investigated and set up an activity/challenge using robotics.

Cowell Area School

STEM ‘Come and Try’ activities and exhibition.

East Murray Area School

Karoonda Area School students will join East Murray Area School for two workshops presented by SciWorld on light, chemistry, forces and energy.

Elizabeth East Primary School

Game Enablers Expo – Upper primary classes develop game controller and/or game for a person with a disability.

Elliston Area School

Science afternoon – Experiments, challenges and problem solving activities that students will rotate through in mixed age groups.

Faith Lutheran College TLS Campus

Creating wicking beds for our school vegetable garden.

Findon High School

STEMathon – Range of activities including STEM Shark Tank (Year 9), Avatar (Year 8) and Moments of Discovery activities (Year 10) to be showcased.

Galilee Catholic School

Galilee Youth Environment Committee (YEC) comprising of Year 5, 6 and 7 students will be organising and implementing a ‘Kids Teaching Kids sustainability and science focus on energy’ during Science Week.

Garden College

Science fair. Students will work on different projects on renewable energy, physical sciences and mathematics.

Hawthorndene Primary School

Students in Years 3-7 will work collaboratively in small groups to identify situations where the design of conventional game controllers restricts the access of people with special needs.

Highgate School

Science Expo – A science afternoon to display student entries into our school wide science competition based on the theme of science based games.

Hillcrest Primary School

Whole school STEM Challenge and Year 6/7 students will lead an experiment in classrooms across the school.

Kangaroo Island Community Education, Kingscote

Middle years STEM Day – Different activities related to STEM.

Kangaroo Island Community Education, Parndana

Maths and science challenges for Years 6 to 9.

Klemzig Primary School 

Create vertical gardens with students as a lunchtime activity. Each class will have a garden bed to grow produce.

Loxton High School

STEM activities – Year 9 will develop a mechanical hand and make their own prototype. Year 10 will look at use of algae for food and energy production.

Loxton Lutheran School

Ships Ahoy! – The 3/4 class will challenge a local DECS school to plan, design and engineer Sphero powered pirate ships to transport doubloons.

Margaret Ives Community Children’s Care Centre

Parents with scientific backgrounds (such as pharmacists and vet nurses) will read books, share information and engage the students in experiments and experiences.

Morphett Vale East School

‘Science Alive’ day as a culmination of Science Week activities. Classes need to work together to create an interactive display based on their chosen topic for other classes and the school community to visit.

Munno Para Primary School

Gardens of Scientific Delight – Develop a ‘Bush Tucker Delights’ garden involving the Kaurna community and a ‘Sensory Delight’ garden.

Murray Bridge Preschool Kindergarten

STEM fun for girls (and boys!) family event with activities that centre on learning science through play.

North Haven

North Haven Science Extravaganza.

Northfield Primary School

Science Expo – Year 6/7 students will complete and inquiry research project based around a scientific question of their choice.

Nuriootpa High School

Using Hummingbird kits to kick-start the school’s interest by promoting the coding and STEM with a robotics focus. Students will be set a couple of challenges to solve a problem.

Ocean View College B-12

Nature by Play Design – Years 6 to 9 students will run a competition to design and build a nature play area for the school.

Orroroo Area School

STEM Around Us – A day where learners take part in a range of teacher, student and community run activities that investigate how STEM applies to our lives in a small remote town. Activities will include demonstrates, hands-on investigations and problem solving challenges.

Our Lady of the Sacred Heart College, Enfield

The science faculty will provide all students with the opportunity to be engaged in various activities and experiments for an entire week including a STEM bridge building challenge, a visit by SAAB Australia to showing latest technologies in augmented reality devices and guest speakers from Uni. of Adelaide.

Parafield Gardens High School

STEM Student Leaders Forum – STEM leaders from PGHS Yrs 8-10 and primary school Yr 6/7s will help run workshops (with specialist teachers) around a STEM focus including Digital Technologies (Robotics) for local primary schools.

Parafield Gardens R-7

Science Spectacular 2018 to celebrate game changers who have played a pivotal part in shaping the Australian scientific landscape.

Prospect North Primary School

Game Changer: Student Workshop Day – Students will choose 2 x 90 min workshops that student leaders and teachers will plan and run together based on historical and current game changers in various STEM fields.

Risdon Park Primary School

One Week of Wow! – Lunchtime ‘Come and Try’ activities for the whole of Science Week.

Salisbury Park Primary School

The History of Science Invention – Key inventions and discoveries made in science. Science rotations. STEM focus and multi disciplinary.

Springton Primary School

To facilitate a school partnership-based recycling system that manages the waste from 3D printers across multiple sites, and converts it back into usable 3D printer filament. This will manage waste from this learning resource across several sites.

St Augustine’s Parish Primary School

Science Week exhibition focusing on game changers and change makers.

St George College

R to 12 students will take part in a variety of activities including a display of student work (posters and models), a Science Challenge Quiz and science competitions (guessing what is displayed on photos etc). Science boxes will be developed for primary students (magnets, skeleton, microscope, toy car, plant).

St Martin’s Lutheran College

Investigating VR science apps and videos. Using VR clips on the solar system, glow worm caves and great white sharks.

St Spyridon College

Whole-school series of STEM Challenges to promote problem solving. Practical based challenges will be set for each year level.

Stirling Community Early Learning Centre

SciWorld Science Show then continue the science learning throughout the week with a range of science experiments across the centre, run by our educators.

Streaky Bay Area School

Science Showcases – Year 8 to 10 students will visit younger students to present interactive shows and activities.

Sturt Street Community School

In Terms 2 and 3 students will work on science/ technology challenges. These will culminate in a Science Open Day in Science Week.

Swallowcliffe School R-7

STEM Fair – Classes will rotate between the different activities throughout the day, which will include logic puzzles, building challenges, food science, coding and robotics, and problem-solving tasks.

Two Wells Primary School

Science evening for students and families – The science room and new STEM Works Space will be open. Students will present their work and our school’s proposal for the SA Schools Space Mission.

Uraidla Primary School

Demonstrations and experiments on scientists in action, biology, chemistry, earth and space and physics.

Warradale Primary School

Whole Day Science Fair – Students (reception to Year 7) will sign-up for various hands-on science experiments and hands-on STEM activities in 25-50 minute workshops throughout the day.

West Beach Primary School

Bye Bye Bushfires! – Year 5 to 7 students will be set the task of developing an anti-bushfire system using current and perhaps future technology to protect the Hills area. They will use technology, maths, science and art to create the systems to protect and regrow the area.

Williamstown Primary School

Science Week Fair for P to 7 students and families. An upper primary class will lead a range of science activities.