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National Science Week resource book 'Game Changers and Change Makers' available NOW!!

Posted 2 March 2018 by System Administrator (Latest News)

The school theme of 2018 National Science Week is Game Changers and Change Makers, and will focus on the scientists, engineers, technologists, mathematicians, designers and innovators of the past and present who have made, and are making, great improvements to the way we live.

The teacher resource book is an 84-page, web-based digital resource that features past and emerging research and ideas from the worlds of science, science fiction, design, technology, engineering, mathematics, medicine, marine science and agriculture in connective and sometimes surprising ways.

 We are taking inspiration from three 'celebrations' in 2018:

  • 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.

    It has been said that:

    ‘No work of literature has done more to shape the way people imagine science and its moral consequences. Frankenstein continues to influence the way we confront emerging technologies, conceptualise the process of scientific research, imagine the motivations and ethical struggles of scientists, and weigh the benefits of innovation with its unseen pitfalls’.

  • 40th anniversary of the birth of the first test tube baby. Louise Brown, born in 1978, was the world’s first artificially conceived baby. This was a milestone in innovative science and genetic engineering.
  • The International Year of the Reef, through the International Coral Reef Initiative. The resource book includes scientific discoveries, inquiries, and activities about reefs, the animals and plants that live within them, as well as reef scientists and game changers, the understandings of whom help boost our collective knowledge and knowledge about these amazing marine environments.
Click HERE to acccess the resource book, a complementary student journal and extra activities using the Game Changers and Change Makers timeline.