Get Ready for National Science Week – Our Top Science Resources!

Get Ready for National Science Week - Our Top Science Resources for 2019
Emma (Teach Starter)

Written by Emma (Teach Starter)

From the 15th to the 23rd of August, 2020, people across Australia will be enthusiastically participating in activities, lessons and displays – all in the name of science! It’s National Science Week – one of the most exciting weeks in the calendar.

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While not restricted to schools, this fun week is a great opportunity to celebrate science and technology with our students. It also offers a chance to acknowledge the amazing contributions of Australian scientists.

National Science Week 2019 - Inspiring Young Scientists

We know you’re keen for activities and lessons aimed at exploring the wonders of science to give your little scientists a fun-filled week! Well, look no further, as we’ve pulled together some of our top downloaded science resources for 2020.

Our Top Science Resources for 2020

We’ve broken these resources into topic groups so that you can find exactly what you’re looking for!

Below, you’ll find the top resources for a range of concepts, as well as some of our favourite videos and activities. Get ready for some scientific fun!

Thinking Like a Scientist

To start your little scientists off on their journey, make sure you review the scientific method! We’ve got just the thing to grab your students’ attention and get them excited about delving into the world of science – our Krazy Kristian’s Science Show!


Your students will love following this video along with the Science Experiment – Solid Wood vs Laminate.

Why not spend a few days before National Science Week discussing and practising how to think like a scientist – your students will be excited and ready to dive into their experiments and lessons!

Earth and Space Sciences

Our Earth and Space Sciences learning area is jam-packed full of interesting activities and lessons that are out of this world!

You’ve particularly loved our Tornado in a Jar Worksheet – and we can’t say we blame you!

Tornado in a Jar - Our Top Science Download for 2019

This fun, interactive activity is sure to be a hit with your class. It can be found with many other amazing resources as part of our Our Place in Space – Unit Plan.

But, that’s not all you loved! Check out some of the most downloaded Earth and Space Sciences resources here:

Be sure to take a look at all our Earth and Space Sciences resources for the following topics:

Chemical Sciences

Our Chemical Sciences learning area is a wonderful place full of Chemistry and States of Matter related activities.

One of our biggest hits for 2020 was the Facts of the Matter – States of Matter Unit Plan – jam-packed with fun lessons for your kids to learn all about solids, liquids and gases.


Facts of the Matter Unit Plan - National Science Week 2019

In fact, you loved this resource so much that many of your top Chemical Science downloads were part of this fantastic group of resources!

Biological Sciences

SO MANY of the fantastic resources from the Biological Sciences learning area were chosen in our top downloads, we couldn’t possibly list them all! Here are just a few of our favourites, broken up into their topic areas:




Physical Sciences

What’s your favourite topic to teach in the Physical Sciences learning area? Whether it’s Electricity, Forces, or Light and Sound we’ve got you covered!

Let’s get started with this switched on Simple Circuits Poster, which you’ll find as part of our It’s Electric Unit Plan.

Our Top Science Resources for 2019! - It's Electric

But wait, there’s more…

Before you turn off the lights, make sure to check out these resources which made it to the top of the download charts!

National Science Week 2020 Theme

The theme for National Science Week 2020 is Deep Blue: innovations for the future of our oceans.

We are so excited to produce some fun and engaging resources and blogs to help you celebrate this important topic with your class! Take a look at our National Science Week Experiments for Upper Years (2020).

Don’t stop there! We have hundreds of downloadable Science Activities and Resources.

Search for your topic today and see what we have in store for you and your little scientists!

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