National Science Week

Australia celebrates National Science Week each August. EVERYONE is encouraged to prepare and participate in a myriad of inventive ways. Celia works with Teacher-Librarian Annette Ryan at Whitfield State School creating a POETRY CLUB. A small group of year 5 & year 6 students attend regular lunchtime meetings in the school library to learn some science, recite poems and get inspired to create their own verse about a science topic that has captured their imagination. Then, during National Science Week, we have a Poetry Recital where students deliver their poems in front of a school and parent audience.

Would you like to do something similar at your school? Or maybe even send your science poems to for your submission to be considered for publication on the Your Poems page?

This year’s National Science Week theme for schools is “Game Changers and Change Makers”. Our Free PDF Download resource could get you started! (available late March).


Previous National Science Week project resources include:

2016 Weird Water
2015 Flight
2014 Growing Brighter


Making a Calendar

When does your birthday next fall on a Sunday? How can we find out? Basically we’ll need a calendar!

Keeping track of time and the seasons has been one of man’s serious endeavours for thousands of years. Many different calendar systems have been used by various civilisations. There may be as many as forty different calendars being used around the world at this moment, particularly relating to determining religious dates and festivities. But most modern countries primarily rely on the Gregorian Calendar. Here’s a poem to help you empathise with our Gregorian Calendar system.

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