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National Science Week 2021

14 - 22 August 2021

Celebrate Science and Technology during National Science Week 2021

Please find a range of online activities and links to celebrate National Science Week your own way.

Science Week: Can’t meditate? Find other ways to manage your stress

Join neuroscientist Dr Sarah McKay to discover evidence-based, practical alternatives to switching off your stress response and finding peace of mind.

This event is part of the NSW library series The Science of Us curated by Inspiring Australia NSW as part of National Science Week.

Get involved in all things science

Visit the official National Science Week webpage and have fun with their DIY Activities

Learn and Discover

Use your Library membership details to access a range of educational resources and activities. World Book offers information, activities, games, time line organisers as well as teaching and learning resources. Suited to K-12 students.

Kids Home

World Book Kids

Upper Primary

World Book Student

High School Students

World Book Advances

Timelines

World Book Timelines

Librarians' Choice Top Science Sites

Australian Museum

NASA - STEM at home - Learn about Space through a range of fun and interactive activities and games.

Sydney Observatory - Online activities and science events.

OK GO Sandbox - Find creative ways of merging Art and Science.

ANSTO - Australian Nuclear Science Testing Organisation.

Technovation Families - Design Challenges.

Sci Show Kids - YouTube Channel.

Little Bang Discovery On Demand (ages 4-8)

Conduct science experiments at home through four fun-filled sessions of Little Bang Discovery On Demand hosted by Woollahra Libraries. This hands-on program combines everyday objects and experiences with genuine scientific enquiry methods that children and their accompanying adults will thoroughly enjoy.

Before starting, we recommend putting together your own Discovery Box, containing the listed or similar items, which you will use during each session to maximise enjoyment. There are also some additional items specific to each session - have fun collecting them with your young scientist before the session begins.

Equipment List

Session 1: Collecting and Classifying

Session 2: Measuring and Recording

Session 3: Experimenting

Session 4: Science Fair