Glass more than meets the eye

Science is everywhere. Whether unlocking secrets from the past or discovering the technologies of tomorrow, science has a place in our lives.

Science Week, a celebration of everything science, will be held again from August 13-21.

The theme for this year is Glass: more than Meets the Eyes; It encourages us to celebrate the role that Glass plays in our daily lives and to learn how we can incorporate it into a sustainable future.

Check out some of the National Science Week activities happening around the country.

Alister Henskens, NSW Minister for Science, Innovation, and Technology, said the event would be an excellent opportunity to learn about and explore science through music, improvisation, and art.

QLD Eleven Queensland schools received grants to support their Science Week activities. These included animated videos, online courses, workshops, showcases, trivia evenings, and traveling roadshows.

NT: Stargazers can enjoy an evening at the movies in Darwin at the Deckchair Cinema, screening The Unauthorised Biography. A Casuarina Junior College Top End, Star Gazers presentation will follow this.

TAS The Beaker Street Festival, an annual event across the State, features innovative ideas and compelling art.

The event will also include a junior wildlife-keeper program and a presentation on the current State of the marine environment, as well as the origins of the solar system.

WA Discover how marine life has adapted to its environment through hide-and-seek. Take a glass art workshop or learn how technology has influenced Glass.

Learn how to write scientific articles and media releases on science-based topics.

You can also turn your attention to the stars with various celestial events. These include total solar eclipses, events that show how Earth fits into our planet’s neighbors, and events tailored for Scouts and Guides.

ACTIncorporate Science into Your Everyday Life with Science in Centres. Get out into Nature to learn more about the Natural Environment’s history.

SA Discover, the Regional Light Art Trial, incorporating local artists and bush tuckers. It’s a great way to see the iconic painted silos of the State.


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