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Access free interactive teacher resources on river health

February 25, 2015 2:07 pm Published by

Are you teaching a unit on river health this year? The Murray-Darling Basin Authority has a free interactive program – Basin Champions 2015 – designed for students from years 3 through to year 10. The goal of the program is for students to learn about The rivers of the Murray-Darling Basin Human impacts on the… Read more

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UNSW Engineering making research real

February 25, 2015 2:06 pm Published by

Students at NYSF 2015 had the opportunity to hear from Emma Colenbrander from Pollinate Energy, a non-profit organisation that provides people with access to affordable solar products, including battery torches, desk lamps, room lights and hanging lights. Their main area of operation at the moment is in India where people live in tent cities without electricity…. Read more

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National Youth Science Forum announces new funding partner

January 21, 2015 2:14 pm Published by

The National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) held a launch event today at Parliament House officially announcing Lockheed Martin Australia as their major sponsor for the next three years. “This investment by Lockheed Martin is significant and reflects an understanding of the important role of outreach and extension programs in encouraging young Australians to continue their… Read more

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From the Director

October 28, 2014 3:30 pm Published by

I can report this month that all of the NYSF 2015 Orientation sessions have been completed – they kick off in September and run for a six week period, and are a really valuable way for the NYSF corporate team to present its credentials, if you like, to our incoming student cohort, their families, teachers… Read more

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Flying high

June 16, 2014 10:48 am Published by

Jo Hume attended the NYSF in 1997. After completing Year 12 she joined the Royal Australian Air Force in 1998 and studied a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering at the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA). In 2011 she completed a Masters in Engineering Science through University of New South Wales (UNSW) ADFA Campus. Jo has completed over fifteen years… Read more

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Water Corporation releases desalination education unit

June 16, 2014 10:40 am Published by

The Water Corporation education team’s newest Australian Curriculum lesson has been developed for year 11 and 12 science students who want to learn about desalination. This lesson uses Integrated Science: Unit 3 – Water and Earth and Environmental Science: Unit 3 – Managing Earth Resources to help students understand what desalination is, the different types,… Read more

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NYSF Partners’ Day 2014

February 28, 2014 11:38 am Published by

Three Partners’ Day mini-conferences were held during the January Sessions, offering a valuable opportunity for NYSF Partners and Supporters to present information to each of the Sessions’ students. These days have very full programs with speakers presenting about their careers, organisations and fields of enterprise.  Further opportunity was provided for students to talk with the… Read more

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A sample of NYSF 2014 lab visits, site visits and debates

February 28, 2014 11:35 am Published by

At Geoscience Australia the students engaged in mini-research projects run by practising geoscientists (some of whom are former NYSF students).  They tackled a problem involving the discovery of underground potable water, which included different research methodologies. At the conclusion of the lab visit the students shared their findings with their peers and scientists. The exercise… Read more

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