Welcome to Term 3, and the latest edition of CSIRO Education and Outreach updates.
CSIRO is a proud partner of National Science Week, which runs from 13 to 21 August 2022, with the schools theme Glass: more than meets the eye. CSIRO Education and Outreach is preparing curriculum-aligned lesson plans for primary school teachers. The learning activities focus on glass and its role in the circular economy and are available on our website.
Continuing our focus on all things glass, in the upcoming edition of Double Helix magazine, we've got breakthroughs in glass recycling and 'unbreakable' glass to report on. To access the National Science Week teacher resource or find events near you, visit Home - National Science Week.
Registrations for round two of the Bebras Computational Thinking Challenge - which will run from 22 August to 4 September 2022 - are now open.
Finally, we're excited that round 1 of the CyberTaipan Cyber Security Challenge gets underway on 19 August 2022 ... competition is sure to be fierce!
Bringing machine learning and AI into the classroom
Using Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence (AI) is fast becoming an essential skill for today’s students. Many jobs are already working with these innovative systems, from farming to firefighting, and from healthcare to business.
This 1-hour session from the Digital Careers team will give educators a crash course introduction to these important concepts and provide resources, activities, guides, and curriculum-linked ideas on how to bring them into the classroom.
Participants will also see some of the real-world cutting-edge tech being developed at CSIRO, getting a sneak peak into what future careers could look like for the students of today.