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This is the eNewsletter of Science ASSIST, the free national online advisory service for school science educators and technicians.

Science ASSIST eNews #3, 2016


Science ASSIST survey - please complete ASAP

The Science ASSIST feedback survey is still open but not for long!
We have had over 500 responses but know that many more teachers and technicians have used Science ASSIST. We would really value your feedback on the website and the resources provided. 
The survey is quite brief and will only take a few minutes to complete. Go to http://ASTAAssist.cloudssi.com/login.html

What's new on Science ASSIST - A SNAPSHOT

New questions on chemical activities and waste disposal


'Quick links' documents 
All questions, technical resources and Connected Learning Experiences at a glance
The quick links to technical questions and technical resources have both been updated.
NEW - Quick links to Connected Learning Experiences


Connected Learning Experiences (CLEs)
NEW - Year 8 - Forms of energy
            Year 10 - Chemical reactions

UPDATED - Year 3 - The Penguin Project. Now includes examples of how the investigations and activities can be adjusted to cater for students with diverse needs so that can access and participate in this CLE.


Standard Operating Procedures
NEW - Lung dissection
REVISED - Heart dissection, Eye dissection, Rat dissection, Kidney dissection 
All the dissection SOPs have been revised in response to feedback regarding the possibility of people fainting as well as safety with scalpels.

School suppliers list
UPDATED - School suppliers list. This is regularly updated in response to feedback and new inclusions. Please ensure you are accessing the latest version
Science ASSIST is an innovative national online advisory service for school science educators and technicians. Advice is provided by an expert national advisory team with extensive collective experience across all areas of science. Science ASSIST is managed by the Australian Science Teachers Association (ASTA) in consultation with Science Education Technicians Australia (SETA). It is funded by the Department of Education and Training.
CONTACT US
For more information about Science ASSIST contact Project Manager Delese Brewster on (02) 6282 9377 or
delese@asta.edu.au