National Science Week

Australia celebrates National Science Week each year in August. EVERYONE is encouraged to prepare and participate in a myriad of inventive ways. Here on the Science Rhymes website, we invite you to submit your own rhyming poem about this year’s topic, or other aspects of science and the environment.

Click HERE to download a free PDF to help you get started!

When living in Cairns, Celia worked with Teacher-Librarian Annette Ryan at Whitfield State School, creating a POETRY CLUB where year 5 & year 6 students attended 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 captured their imagination. During National Science Week, we held a Poetry Recital where students delivered poems to an audience.  Perhaps you could do something similar at your school?

2021 is the INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF FRUITS AND VEGETABLES and we are ready to receive your science poem submissions by email to feedback@sciencerhymes.com.au for consideration, so we can publish a collection of your poems for OUR FRUIT AND VEGGIE-VERSE anthology blog on this website.  National Science Week 2021 runs from Saturday 14th August to Sunday 22nd August.  Send in your poems before Friday 30th July to participate.  This invitation is open to everyone (all ages).

We prefer poems that:  1) rhyme  2) are 1-5 verses (up to 20 lines) long  3) contain some science.

And for school-age poets, please send your poem via a parent/adult email address so we can reply.

Previous National Science Week poetry project resources include:

2020  Into the Ocean & Oceans of Poetry
2019 All Things Moon  & Moon Poems
2018 Stories of Discovery & Game Changers
2017 Weird Water
2016 Flight
2015 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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Celia Berrell
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Fortitude Valley QLD 4006

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