2017 National Science Week

This year we are taking to the skies to get Queenslanders involved in science.

National Science Week is Australia’s annual celebration of science and technology where thousands of individuals–from students to scientists to chefs and musicians–are taking part in more than 1000 science events across the nation.

Officially taking place from 12-20 August, this year’s school theme is Future Earth.

Remember last year?

Minister’s message

Listen to the Science Minister Leeanne Enoch’s message as we celebrate National Science Week.

The Drone Experience

The Drone Experience is an educational and fun one-hour activity that will be held each week-day during National Science Week.

Queensland students from Years 5 and 6 will enjoy:

  • drone flying training
  • learning about safety procedures
  • a presentation on real world applications
  • a hands-on flying challenge.

Registrations for this event have closed.

Young Tall Poppy Science Celebration

On Friday 11 August in collaboration with the Australian Institute of Policy and Science (AIPS), we are hosting a celebration evening to recognise and announce finalists/winner of the Queensland Young Tall Poppy Science Awards.

Awesome activities for kids

Take a look at our activity book(PDF, 15.5MB) that features activities designed by Queenslanders using science, technology, engineering and mathematics in their jobs. It’s got colouring in, word puzzles, experiments and lots more fun.

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