Engaging students in space

Destination Moon: more missions, more science is the schools theme for National Science Week in 2019, providing a way for teachers and their students to discover past missions to the Moon as well as space programs that have solved some of the seemingly unsolvable problems.

Use the opportunity of National Science Week from 10-18 August 2019 to engage students with the science and engineering behind current and future space programs, operations and missions. Many of these use big picture thinking in science to solve problems, along with technology, engineering and mathematics to design new solutions.

Encouraging student interest in these areas will help forge their future paths, including  in the areas of space operations, space science, Earth observations, positioning systems and communications.

School Grants

The 2019 school grant round is open for applications until 5 April 2019.

Grants of up to $500 are available to support school STEM activities in National Science Week and any Australian school can apply, from preschool to senior secondary.

The grant round is administered by the Australian Science Teachers Association and funding is provided by the Australian Government.

Teaching Resource Book

Download this year’s FREE 76-page 2019 Resource Book of Ideas (24 MB, PDF) for National Science Week. It offers teachers and students the opportunity to investigate the people, space agencies, universities, and science organisations that are all delivering solutions in space science.

There are also an Australian Space Science Timeline (6 MB, PDF) and a Student Journal (8 MB, PDF) available to download.

Destination Moon Poster


Download this year’s high resolution Destination Moon poster (4 MB, PDF) suitable for printing and displaying in your classroom and school library.

For more information about how schools can be part of National Science week visit https://www.scienceweek.net.au/schools/