August 17, 2021
With many students learning remotely during stay-at-home restrictions, parents, caregivers and teachers are looking for new ways to keep children engaged in science while learning at home. Looking for something for your elementary students this month? scienceXart is for you!
To celebrate the United Nations International Year of Fruits and Vegetables, the Academy’s National Nutrition Committee and Dietitians Australia are hosting a science art competition for the month of August. scienceXart: food for thought calls on all elementary school students to think about nutritional science and how the food they eat fuels their bodies.
The scienceXart challenge
The challenge: Enter the competition by designing a plate of food and writing a description of no more than 100 words explaining the science behind the design. Best of all, by registering, students have a chance to win a stunning indoor hydroponic garden for their class.
This is a fun and easy activity that kids can do at home with the resources they have at home. Be creative and design a super funky plate!
The Academy has designed a series of activity plans for Foundation students in grade 6. These plans are suitable for home learning or can be facilitated in the classroom. Activities cover learning to identify fruits and vegetables, exploring the benefits of vitamins and planning meals.
See all the details on the scienceXart website
Looking for more ideas for learning science at home?
The Academy’s educational program, Primary Connections, has organized a selection of tasks suitable for elementary students who engage in supervised learning at home. The tasks are hands-on and cover a range of scientific topics including physical, chemical and biological sciences, as well as Earth and space. There will definitely be something that budding scientists will appreciate.