Science Week 2020

Published on 17 August 2020

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National Science Week is Australia’s annual celebration of science and technology. Running each year in August, it features more than 1000 events around Australia, including those delivered by universities, schools, research institutions, libraries, museums and science centres.

Maribyrnong Libraries are celebrating with a suite of online programs you can watch and participate in.

Monday 11am – Science Story Time at Home with Christine

Join Christine for a story and activity about your bones and skeleton. Do you have one? What do you need a skeleton for?

Watch video here.

Tuesday 2pm – The Great Backyard Nature Scavenger Hunt!

Join Professor Christy on a Nature Scavenger Hunt and see how many items you can see or hear while learning about the science behind sight and sound.

Subscribe to the YouTube channel to see the video on Tuesday, and download the scavenger sheet here(PDF, 2MB)!

Wednesday 2pm – Maribyrnong Home Coders 

Join Andrew and Christine for some Scratch and Scratch Jr. fun and post your creations to our Scratch Studio! 

Subscribe to the YouTube channel to see the video on Wednesday!

Thursday 2pm – Junior Science with Professor Christy

Join Professor Christy for the drinking candle experiment to learn about atmospheric pressure.

Subscribe to the YouTube channel to see the video on Thursday!

Friday 11am – Science Story Time with Ali and George

Join Ali and George for some stories, songs and rhymes on Nature, what do plants need to grow? Why do we need plants and trees to survive?

Subscribe to the YouTube channel to see the video on Friday!

Book Recommendations

Here are some fun science themed eBooks you can read through the Libby app!

  • The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer – available here
  • Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers who Changed the World by Rachel Ignotifsky – available here
  • The Sun, Stars and Galaxies edited by Michael Anderson – available here
  • The Vast Wonder of the World: Biologist Ernest Everett Just by Melina Mangel – available here
  • Water Can Be... by Laura Purdie Salas and illustrated by Violeta Dabija – available here
  • Spring Blossoms by Carole Gerber and illustrated by Leslie Evans – available here