National Science Week

Australia celebrates National Science Week each August. EVERYONE is encouraged to prepare and participate in a myriad of inventive ways. You are invited to submit your own rhyming poem about ALL THINGS MOON.

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 simply send your science poems to for your submission to be considered for publication on this website.

This year’s National Science Week theme for schools is “Destination Moon”. Our Free PDF resource All Things Moon could get you started!


More National Science Week project resources include:

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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