Faculty of Science, Engineering & Technology

UTAS National Science Week

During National Science Week in August each year, a range of activities are held around the state, including visiting guest speakers, science shows, workshops, and tours. Details of these events are listed on the National Science Week website or in the Tasmanian National Science Week program. Activities are usually available free of charge.

In 2013, National Science Week will be held from 10 – 18 August.

2013 National Science Week program (PDF 3.3MB)

Brain Break Morning Tea

This is your chance to hold a morning tea for science during Science Week Brain Break is a state-wide morning tea for anyone in the Tasmanian community wanting to celebrate science during Science Week. Bring along science-themed food, take part in a science quiz or check out some hands-on science activities provided in the free Brain Break kit. Limited number of kits are available so get in early!

2013 Brain Break flier (PDF 330kB)

For schools

Schools can get involved by participating in National Science Week activities or holding their own events. Search for school events on the National Science Week website to see what’s on.

Schools can apply for grants of up to $500 to help them conduct science activities during National Science Week. This school grants program is administered by the Australian Science Teachers Association (ASTA) and closes in April each year. You can find ideas for school-based events and activities on the National Science Week website or the Australian Science Teachers Association website.

The schools’ theme for 2013 is A Century of Australian Science.