Decorative banner of cartoon people conducting science experiments.

In August each year, our communities come together to celebrate Australian science and technology at National Science Week.

During this time, more than 1000 STEM activities and events take place across the nation at a wide range of venues, including many schools.

This year National Science Week is running 12 to 20 August. The 2023 school theme is ‘Innovation: Powering Future Industries’. The theme looks at technology advancements in all industries, especially artificial intelligence.

Apply now for up to $500 in funding

Apply to ASTA to access funding for your school’s National Science Week 2023 activities. Applications close 24 April 2023.

2022 National Science Week school grant recipients participated in the theme ‘Glass: More than meets the eye’. Some highlights:

  • Students at Haasts Bluff School NT partipated in a week of glass themed activities, including a collaborative learning day attended by Papunya and Watiyawanu schools and communities.
  • Students at Albuera Street Primary School TAS collaborated with a glass artist to collect glass bottles, beach glass and old mirrors to create a mosaic.
Haasts Bluff school children

Students, Rodney Rowe and Roseranna Jugadai, from Haasts Bluff School (Ikuntji Kuula in Luritja).