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Programs

CSIRO's education programs can help make science and maths even more fun and engaging!

CSIRO Education is changing!

From 2015 CSIRO Education and Outreach will be offering a range of exciting new programs based around CSIRO’s science.

Read more about the Education changes.

Our education programs

Astronomy and Space Science

Astronomical resources for teachers and students including workshops and units of work.

BHP Billiton Science and Engineering Awards

Do you deserve recognition for your contribution to science education in primary or secondary teaching? Ask your Science Teacher Association to nominate you for a BHP Billiton Science and Engineering Award. Have your students enter the BHP Billiton Science and Engineering Award.

CarbonKids

A primary and middle years program that combines the latest in environmental science with education in sustainability.

CREST

Looking for engaging ways to inspire creativity in your science and technology teaching? Try CREST - it provides support for teachers and students to undertake open-ended science and technology investigations.

CSIRO Discovery Centre

The CSIRO Discovery Centre is an award-winning public attraction showcasing our science and technology achievements.

Do-it-yourself science

Try your hand at classic experiments and activities from CSIRO's Double Helix!

Double Helix

Double Helix is science for the young and the young at heart, including parents, students and teachers. Subscribe for magazines, events, email activities and more.

Mathematicians in Schools

Teachers in professional partnerships with maths professionals, supporting maths education.

Maths and Stats by Email

Maths and Stats by Email is a free fortnightly email newsletter featuring maths news, activities, puzzles and more.

Parkes Radio Telescope

Commissioned in 1961, the CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope is still one of the most productive astronomical tools on the planet.

Polar Eyes

Discover the cold, dry and windy continent of Antarctica with weblinks, experiments, articles, photo galleries and an expedition diary from the editor of CSIRO's Scientriffic magazine.

Polar Eyes book - sample pages

Take a sneak peak at the Polar Eyes book, written by CSIRO author Tanya Patrick.

PULSE@Parkes

Control the Parkes Radio Telescope and do REAL science in REAL time to make REAL discoveries!

Regional Education

Engage with Australia's only national network of science education centres. Choose from a range of curriculum linked hands-on science programs for students at all levels, either at our centres or at your school.

SCIENCE ART

Interesting things happen at the nexus between the arts and sciences, and CSIRO is at the centre of that relationship.

Science by Email

Science by Email is a weekly email newsletter featuring science news and activities.

Scientists In Schools

Link up and learn! Register today for Scientists in Schools - a national learning experience creates and supports long-term partnerships between scientists and schools for fun, inspiration and learning.  

Scientriffic: a science magazine for kids

Scientriffic is a great introduction to science for primary aged kids. Vibrantly designed to appeal to younger readers, Scientriffic introduces fundamental science concepts in a fun way that encourages kids to be inquisitive about the world around them. Every issue includes interesting feature articles, real life stories, hands-on activities and heaps of giveaways.

SCOPE: science television for kids

SCOPE is a half hour of fast, funny and informative science television for children aged 8-12 years. Each week SCOPE explores a different theme to discover the science behind everything.

STEM program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students

With the support of the BHP Billiton Foundation, we’re implementing an important new education project aimed at increasing participation and achievement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

Virtual Tour of the Parkes Observatory Radio Telescope

Use this virtual tour to explore CSIRO’s Parkes Observatory, a radio telescope observatory, 20 kilometres north of the town of Parkes, New South Wales, Australia.

Visit the Australia Telescope Compact Array at Narrabri

Visit our six 22-metre antennas used for radio astronomy, located near the New South Wales town of Narrabri.