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July 2023

National Science Week special edition

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Celebrate National Science Week 12 - 20 August.

CSIRO are also proud to be partnering with the National Science Quiz for the first time in 2023. You can register for tickets to attend the live event in Melbourne or play along with your class via the YouTube Livestream on Sunday 27th August at 3.30pm.

Dance with a Digital Human

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Get your dancing shoes on!

Learn how technology can help athletes perform at their best, featuring artificial intelligence and motion capture techniques that transform humans into digital avatars. Session dates, times and registration links for year groups are listed below.

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Virtual Tour of the RV Investigator

Thursday 17 August, 11:30am-12:15pm AEST (Years 4 and up)

All aboard the RV Investigator! Join CSIRO marine biologist Dr Ben Arthur and renowned wildlife scientist Dr Vanessa Pirotta on a virtual tour of CSIRO's research vessel RV Investigator. Hear about the features of the ship and what it's like to undertake ground-breaking scientific research at sea.

Storytime with a Scientist

Thursday 17 August, 2:00-2:45pm AEST (Foundation to Year 3)

Join us online to see our special guest, author Dr Vanessa Pirotta read her book, The Voyage of Whale and Calf. This special event will take place aboard CSIRO’s research vessel, the RV Investigator.

National Science Quiz

Sunday 27 August, 3:30-5:00pm AEST

Join host Charlie Pickering as two teams of Australia’s leading scientists battle it out to be National Science Quiz champions! Test yourself by playing along with the quiz online or book tickets to be at the live show. Plus, enter a secondary school for the chance to win $1000 for your school!

Teacher Professional Learning


Tuesday 8 August, 4:00-5:00pm AEST

Responsible innovation

Taming Evil Genius: Tools to teach responsible innovation

We delve into the world of Responsible Innovation in this interactive, virtual workshop. Teachers will be able to help their students understand the impacts any innovation, invention or idea can have on society and understand the wide net of stakeholders in play.

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Monday 14 August, 4:00pm-5:00pm AEST

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Introduction to Machine Learning and AI

Working with Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a crucial skill of the future for many of today’s students, with many of these tools are already at our fingertips. This session is a crash course introduction to these important concepts, suitable for teachers of all year levels.

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Double Helix magazine

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CSIRO’s science magazine Double Helix is the perfect STEM inspiration for kids aged 8-14. Inside every issue you'll find articles, activities, puzzles, comics and prizes galore. Subscribe today and receive $10 off a 12-month subscription using promo code SCIENCE23. Order by 31 July to start your subscription with a special science week issue.