National Science Week 2023

The school theme for National Science Week in 2023 will be Innovation: Powering Future Industries. The theme will incorporate the advancement in technology in all industries, especially using artificial intelligence (AI).

The curriculum focus of the theme will be on:

  • Science as a Human Endeavour
  • Chemical Sciences
  • Physical Sciences
  • Earth and Space Sciences, and
  • Biological Sciences.

Along with the Sustainability cross-curriculum priority, it will be versatile and accessible to all students and all teachers.

Student investigations could include the use of AI in industry, as well as recent advancements in renewal energy technology, data science, and environmental monitoring. With topics of interest from medicine to marine research, agriculture, climate change and mining there will be opportunities to engage with the theme from a variety of perspectives.

Information about our events in National Science Week 2023 will be coming soon.
See the official National Science Week page for more information and ideas

For more information about the 2022 event, including resources to download see below.

National Science Week 2022:

Glass: A Window into Quantum Physics

Engage with this year’s National Science Week!

Glass: more than meets the eye. Join in with this Australia wide event!

Dates: 13th-21st of August
Ages: Year 10


The school theme for National Science Week in 2022 is Glass: More than meets the eye. It is based on the UN International Year of Glass. It will celebrate the many roles that glass plays in our lives – from phone screens to optical fibre to glassware in labs – plus investigating glass as a part of our sustainable future. The uses for and intrinsic nature of glass in science make it a suitable topic for investigation across all strands of science education.

We offer a curriculum linked, interactive experience engaging year 10 students in quantum physics problem. Within this students create a model to explain why glass is “invisible” to visible light.

For more information on National Science Week, please visit their website here.

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    *Note that, while the lessons are available for year 10 students. It could be used for other age levels at the teachers’ discretion.

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    Contact us: mindset-doevents@usc.edu.au